The end of Roe v. Wade has exposed just how dangerously partisan the military and federal law enforcement have become in the Biden era.
Biden’s woke military is promising to put up a fight against the Supreme Court’s decision and keep abortion as accessible as possible for female servicemembers, Politico reported.
Lloyd Austin, Biden’s woke Defense Secretary, gave a ghoulish statement to the effect that nothing, not even unwanted children, will get in the way of military “readiness.”
“Nothing is more important to me or to this Department than the health and well-being of our Service members, the civilian workforce and DOD families. I am committed to taking care of our people and ensuring the readiness and resilience of our Force,” he said.
Austin said the Pentagon would look at what its options are for providing “seamless access to reproductive health care as permitted by federal law.”
But in practice, Austin doesn’t have much leeway.
The military’s medical services don’t perform abortions and the Hyde Amendment makes it illegal, unless a mother’s life is in danger, for the military’s health plan to pay for abortions at private facilities.
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The biggest obstacle for women in the military seeking abortions is a lack of freedom to travel, Rachel VanLandingham, a professor at Southwestern Law School and former Air Force JAG said.
“Now, women serving here stateside are going to be subject to the whims [of the states] that they are involuntarily assigned to,” she said.
Many military installations are in red states that have begun or will soon start clamping down on abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe, returning the power to the states to regulate abortion.
Biden’s aggressively partisan attorney general, Merrick Garland, also put out an astonishing statement saying the Justice Department “strongly disagrees” with the Supreme Court’s decision and will do everything possible to support “reproductive freedom.”
Biden has attacked the Court and its ruling as illegitimate and “extreme.” But if anyone is taking the country down a dark path, it’s Biden. The military is supposed to be for national security, not enforcing a partisan agenda. Biden seems to have learned a little something from Mao Zedong, who famously said, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”