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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

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks to reporters on his way to a closed-door lunch meeting with Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol Nov. 7, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Senate Democrats plan to bypass Sen. Tuberville’s pro-life blockade on military promotions

Nov 10, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Sen. Jack Reed introduced a resolution last week to temporarily change Senate rules to allow the military promotions to be... Read more

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, arrives at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Tuberville refuses to back down on his block on military promotions 

Nov 2, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville defied both Democrats and several Republicans in an hourslong debate on the Senate floor Wednesday night. Read more

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks during a hearing to examine the nomination of USAF General David Allvin for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff of the Air Force on Sept. 12, 2023 at Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Senate confirms military appointments, bypassing pro-life blockade by Tuberville

Sep 21, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Sen. Tommy Tuberville has blocked unanimous consent for seven months in protest of the Department of Defense’s pro-abortion policies.  Read more

Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2020. He was the head coach of Auburn University's football team from 1999 to 2008.

Tuberville accuses Biden of ‘blatant patronage politics’ after Alabama loses Space Command

Aug 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, said the move was in retribution for his monthslong blockade of military promotions over federal abortion... Read more