U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville is continuing his courageous pro-life campaign against the Pentagon’s anti-life policies enacted after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

As the Daily Citizen reported in February 2023, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) decided to grant up to three weeks’ vacation time and paid travel expenses for servicemembers (or dependent family members) who travel to receive abortions.

In response, Sen. Tuberville has placed a hold on all Pentagon nominees. Promotions for 300 military officers are currently being held up by the senator’s stand.

Appointees for various positions in the Pentagon are nominated by the president and – usually – confirmed quickly by the U.S. Senate.

Earlier this week, Pentagon workers and reporters began sharing pictures of the current Joint Chiefs of Staff. For the first time in history, three of eights positions are shown vacant.

Liberal commentators and mainstream media outlets have been quick to blast Sen. Tuberville over the open positions, arguing that his hold places national security at risk.

Even Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the following on Monday regarding the three vacant positions: “This is unprecedented. It is unnecessary. And it is unsafe.”

However, what is truly unprecedented, unnecessary and unsafe, is the Pentagon’s blatantly pro-abortion policies. The U.S. military is using taxpayer dollars to pay for servicemembers and their dependents to take time off and travel to receive abortions.

This is a grave error, and according to Sen. Tuberville, it’s actually illegal.

“The Secretary of Defense is following through with his radical plan to facilitate thousands of abortions a year with taxpayers dollars,” the senator said in a statement announcing the hold earlier this year. He added:

If Secretary Austin wants to change law, he should go through Congress. This is an illegal expansion of DoD authority and gross misuse of taxpayer dollars – and I will hold him accountable. The American people want a military focused on national defense, not facilitating a progressive political agenda.

In Washington D.C., it’s rare for politicians to follow through on commitments they’ve made. But so far, Senator Tuberville has done exactly that.

If the Pentagon wants its nominees confirmed, Secretary Austin should reconsider and rescind the DOD’s unlawful pro-abortion policies.

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