So, it seems the Biden Administration believes that they can no longer defend the country adequately unless the government pays to kill the unborn.
I mean, how can the military kill the enemy if it can’t kill the unborn, amirite?
I can’t think of a problem that the left doesn’t think can be solved with abortion.
Many more Abortions!!!!
Abortion. Abortion. Abortion.
Abortion means less mouths to feed.
Now, even military readiness?
You guessed it, abortion.
Catholic Culture: President Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin claims (10/20/22) that failure to adequately fund expanded “reproductive health care,” (i.e. abortion or child homicide before birth) “will interfere with our ability to recruit, retain and maintain the readiness of a highly qualified force.” Secretary Austin wants abortions funded beyond current law which is limited to circumstances of life of the mother, rape, and incest.
Imagine General Dwight Eisenhower, head of all Allied forces against Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy, telling the Senate Armed Services Committee during World War II, that American troops will not invade Normandy (D-Day), Northern Africa (Operation Torch), retaliate for Pearl Harbor (Midway), or Fascist Italy (Sicily) unless troops and dependents have unfettered access to abortion!
On December 9, 2022, Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville (AL) notified Secretary Austin he would block all unanimous consent requests in the Senate to approve multiple military officers’ nominations (by a single block vote) unless Secretary Austin’s death memo for preborn children is withdrawn. On March 8, 2023, Sen. Tuberville kept his promise and started blocking all of the Pentagon’s unanimous consent requests to approve military officer nominations.
Sen. Tuberville has pledged to pull his hold on the nominations as soon as Secretary Austin rescinds his illegal effort to expand abortion funding for military beneficiaries. Sen. Tuberville pointed out that had Senate Democrat Majority Leader Schumer not recessed the Senate for 30 days there would have been enough time for all of the 234 military nominations to have been considered and approved by individual votes.
I have read parts or all of the military books used at West Point (which Secretary Austin attended) including: On War (von Clauwitz), The Art of War (Machiavelli), The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (Alfred Mahan), The Art of War (Sun Tzu) and The History of the Peloponnesian War (Thucydides). I could not find any claim in these books that abortion enhances military readiness or competence.
Of course, it is possible the Biden Administration is taking its cue from totalitarian governments: “One of the first legislative actions after the Russian Revolution resulted in the widespread performance of abortion” (The Lancet, 12/21/2019).
Seven former Democrat and Republican Secretaries of Defense wrote (5/4/22) to Congress basically claiming that failure to pay for abortions beyond those now allowed by law “is harming military readiness and damaging U.S national security…and…sends the wrong message to our adversaries and could weaken our deterrence.”
These former Secretaries of Defense have suggested that Senators who want to restrict abortions should introduce legislation, conduct oversight hearings, or amend the National Defense Authorization Act. However, as Senator Tuberville pointed out, the Department of Defense is already prohibited by 10 U.S.C. 1093 to fund any abortions other than those resulting, “from rape, incest, or pregnancies that threaten the life of the mother. These rules apply to both service members and their dependents.”
Tuberville added that, “The burden is on the administration to stop breaking the law.” Under current law, the DOD funded 91 abortions between 2016 and 2021, but that would jump to 4,100 annually under Secretary Austin’s illegal proposal. Democrat Senators took an Oath to defend the Constitution which stipulates that the Congress shall write the laws, not Secretaries of Defense.
Secretary Austin might respond that he is only following President Biden’s policies. America has never before had such a zealous, pro-abortion president as the current “Catholic” occupant of the White House. Joe Biden may say he is only following what his Planned Parenthood supporters want, but Joe Biden would be wise to follow what a much higher Authority than Planned Parenthood has stated regarding such matters: “He who sins against me does violence to his own soul; All those who hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:36).
Great piece at Catholic Culture. And God bless Senatoor Tommy Tuberville for standing up to this insanity. His name sounds like a friendly side character in a children’s book but dude stands up for life.