Sunday, December 10, 2023

Congress Removes Pro-Life Protections From Defense Bill; Pentagon Bill Now Includes Taxpayer Funding for Abortion, Sex Changes; Pentagon Banned From Mandating Pronouns In Compromise Defense Bill

Congress Removes Pro-Life Protections From Defense Bill:
Congress removed an amendment that would have ended the Department of Defense’s (DoD) controversial pro-abortion policy from their draft version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
“A draft version of the NDAA unveiled Thursday by the Senate and House Armed Services committees says House Republicans who passed the amendment over the summer agreed to drop the provision,” The Hill reported.
POLITICO added that “the exclusion” of the pro-life amendment “sets up a test for Speaker Mike Johnson” by pinning him with a deal that pro-life lawmakers will have reason to reject.
“This new version of the bill is on track to pass both houses with bipartisan support,” POLITICO continued. “Yet the abortion policy omission is a blow to conservatives who muscled the provision into the House version of the bill over the summer.”
The Biden administration’s DoD instituted the policy, which uses taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions for service members, earlier this year. Pro-life Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-AL, immediately announced he would place holds on the Senate’s blanket confirmation of military promotions until the Pentagon rescinded the policy.
Tuberville’s campaign lasted for nearly 10 months until he finally decided to withdraw his holds on Tuesday of this week. The pro-abortion policy remains in effect. --->READ MORE HERE
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Pentagon Bill Now Includes Taxpayer Funding for Abortion, Sex Changes:
The Heritage Foundation’s grassroots advocacy arm called Thursday for congressional lawmakers to reject the proposed National Defense Authorization Act, which includes funding for abortion and sex changes as well as to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the military.
“Americans agree that maintaining a strong national defense involves having a mission-driven military that prioritizes restoring strength at home and ensuring peace abroad,” Ryan Walker, executive vice president of Heritage Action for America, said in a formal statement. (The Daily Signal is The Heritage Foundation’s news outlet.)
“Instead, the Biden administration continues to weaken the integrity of our military by prioritizing abortion services, promoting CRT and DEI initiatives, and enabling sex reassignment surgeries within U.S. armed forces,” Walker said, using the acronyms for critical race theory and so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
The National Defense Authorization Act, which funds the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2024, “offers an opportunity to fight back, but this final version missed the mark,” he said.
Heritage Action labeled the revised NDAA as a key vote for lawmakers.
Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., who had blocked hundreds of military promotions for 10 months to challenge a Pentagon policy promoting abortion, said Tuesday that he would free up most of the promotions for Senate votes.
Earlier this year, the Republican-led House passed a version of the NDAA that included provisions prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortion or sex-reassignment surgeries and procedures for service members and their dependents. --->READ MORE HERE
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