Daines Demands Biden Admin’s Illegal VA Abortion Rule Be Reversed

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today is demanding the Biden administration reverse a recent rule purporting to allow VA clinics to provide abortions after the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) determined such an action would be illegal.

“I insist that you immediately rescind the illegal IFR and revert the VA’s policies to the long-standing prior regulation excluding abortion from the VA’s medical benefits package as well as the CHAMPVA program, in conformity with the law and Congressional intent,” Daines wrote.

Daines also issued the following statement.

“Instead of focusing on improving care for our nation’s veterans, the Biden administration wants VA clinics to provide taxpayer-funded abortions on demand up to the moment of birth. This blatantly illegal move must be stopped,” Daines said.

In September, the Biden administration issued the Interim Final Rule (IFR), “Reproductive Health Services” which purports to allow VA clinics to provide taxpayer-funded abortions on demand, even late-term abortions up until the moment of birth, in violation of both State and Federal law.

Read the full letter Daines sent to VA Secretary McDonough HERE.

Read the full memo from CRS HERE.