Republicans Question VA’s Authority For New Abortion Policy

By Jessica Karins / September 19, 2022 at 7:07 PM
Some GOP House lawmakers are considering sanctioning the Veterans Administration over its new policy to provide abortion services to some beneficiaries, arguing the VA lacks statutory authority to fund or provide abortions. The Congressional Research Service also questioned in July report whether the VA had such authority. VA is taking steps to make the services available at its own facilities, officials with the Veterans Health Administration testified at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Thursday (Sept. 15). When such services...

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