The Biden administration has announced its plan to allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide abortion access for veterans at its medical facilities nationwide, even in states that have imposed restrictions on the procedure.
In a statement released Friday, the department announced its submission of an interim final rule to the Federal Register that will allow VA hospitals to provide access to abortion and abortion counseling in cases of incest, rape and life-threatening emergencies.
“This is a patient safety decision,” VA Secretary Denis McDonough said in the statement.
“Pregnant veterans and VA beneficiaries deserve to have access to world-class reproductive care when they need it most,” he continued. “That’s what our nation owes them, and that’s what we at VA will deliver.”
According to The Christian Post, the submitted document explained that the department made the decision because the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade, a move that…