The March 1 ALCOAST bulletin obtained by CatholicVote states that members "may be granted an administrative absence from their normal duty station to receive or to accompany a dual-military spouse or a dependent who receives, non-covered reproductive health care without loss of pay or earned leave," including travel reimbursements if necessary.
The bulletin notes that any administrative absence, convalescent leave and travel expenses for any abortion for any reason, should be granted regardless of whether the procedure is procured locally or entails travel to another state. The announcement does not include any criteria or details on how servicemembers or their families can obtain this allowance, but promised answers in "future messaging."
The policy also covers ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval, sperm collection and processing for Assisted Reproductive Technology, intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization.
CatholicVote Director of Government Affairs Tom McClusky slammed the Biden administration for manipulating federal laws in their efforts to disregard state laws after the Dobbs decision, which overruled both Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), giving individual states the power to regulate any aspect of abortion not protected by federal law.
"It's a slippery slope writ large, and I hope Congress will address it," he said. (Related: Report: More than 10K abortions PREVENTED in the first 2 months of Roe v. Wade overturn.)
McClusky was alluding to the federal statute that bars the Department of Defense (DoD) from providing coverage for abortion care except when a pregnant woman's life is endangered, with no exception for cases of rape and incest. However, the Coast Guard has operated not under the DoD but under the Department of Homeland Security (HHS) since 2003.
As per the Women's Reproductive Health Survey of active-duty servicemembers, between 2,600 and 4,100 servicewomen seek abortion care annually. There were also roughly 13,860 unintended pregnancies among servicewomen in 2017.
Meanwhile, Biden praised Vice President Kamala Harris for stepping up and fighting to protect abortion rights. He also vowed that his administration will remain focused on improving the economic status of women and argued that all major issues facing the nation are directly tied to improving women's economic security and well-being.
Back in June, the Supreme Court declared states can ban abortion. Republican-led legislatures throughout the United States have imposed regulations shortening the period when a woman can get an abortion and otherwise restricting abortion access.
Biden apparently thinks the future doesn't look good without abortion. "We have to recommit to the work ahead to deliver a better future for our nation's daughters," he said.
The president also slammed "hateful laws" toward transgender people across America and appealed to Congress to pass the Equality Act, which would protect the rights of LGBTQI+ people.
He was alluding to the Arkansas law signed by Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders prohibiting transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity at public schools. Similar laws had been enacted in Alabama and Oklahoma.
If they can't kill your children before they are born, Biden and the Democrats intend to at least make their lives miserable by ruining their childhood.
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