Veterans Administration Expands Coverage of Abortion on Demand

New Rule Violates Federal Law

WASHINGTON— The Biden Administration announced that it would expand abortion on demand through the Department of Veteran Affairs in violation of Section 106 of the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992 which specifically prohibits the VA from providing abortion. The new rule announced on Friday includes a broad, undefined “health” exception that would allow abortion for virtually any reason. National Right to Life opposes the new rule. 

“The Biden Administration is once again pushing taxpayer funding of abortion on demand,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Abortion is not health care, and this rule is in clear violation of existing law.” 

In a recent CNN interview, VA Secretary Denis McDonough was asked, ““Will the VA take this measure and allow abortion services at VA hospitals even in states where abortion is banned?” Secretary McDonough replied, “We’re going to make sure that they [veterans] have access to the full slate of that care, because that’s what we owe them.”

“Despite current federal law and regulations, the Biden Administration has made every effort to promote and pay for abortion on demand using taxpayer money,” stated Tobias. “On the issue of abortion, President Biden has demanded a radical ‘whole of government’ response.”