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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a memorandum in 2022 announcing that the department would provide paid leave and reimbursement for travel expenses for service members who seek to obtain an abortion.

Congress drops amendment banning military spending on abortion and sex change surgeries  

Dec 7, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A draft of the compromise version released Thursday revealed the House backed off from both the abortion and transgender amendments... Read more

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks to members of the press at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 15, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Tuberville ends pro-life blockade for hundreds of military appointments

Dec 5, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The blockade was a protest against a Defense Department policy that provides paid leave and travel reimbursement for service members... Read more


‘Do the right thing’: Senators demand secretary of defense rescind abortion travel policy

Nov 15, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin last year directed his department to establish allowances for service members to access abortion. Read more


Senate passes defense bill without pro-life, transgender care amendments

Jul 28, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The vote sets up a standoff between the Senate and House as they try to hammer out a compromise version... Read more

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks to reporters in the Senate Subway of the U.S. Capitol Building on July 19, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Tuberville on Pentagon abortion blockade: ‘They’re going to listen’

Jul 27, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama told CNA he isn’t going to back down in his vow to hold up military... Read more