U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has successfully held up military promotions the last several weeks as the U.S. Department of Defense implements a policy to allow for paid military leave and elective abortion on demand at some of its medical facilities.

According to Tuberville's U.S. House colleague U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), pro-life supporters should be grateful for Tuberville's effort.

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Moore praised Tuberville and encouraged him to keep up the fight.

"All of our pro-life, your listeners, Jeff, ought to call and thank Coach Tuberville because he's taking a stand," Moore said. "When Roe v. Wade came down — it was a Supreme Court case, a ruling to allow the states to make those decisions. And once our state makes its decision, the DoD, in its infinite wisdom, decides to allow soldiers to go get abortions and take three weeks off work and us pay for their travel. And it plainly states in the law, in the code, that tax dollars should not go for funding abortions. So the DoD is trying to bypass the Supreme Court ruling."

"And Coach Tuberville met with them," Moore continued. "It wasn't like this came out of nowhere. He met with them months ago and said ... do not do this, Secretary Austin, because if you do this, there's going to be consequences. Well, they just thumb their nose at the Senate. They thumb their nose at the law. They thumb their nose at the Supreme Court. And they drive an agenda. And we wonder why our military is weak right now, why we are not hitting our recruitment — because they are not focused on the things they need to be focused on. They're focused on some social agenda, some woke ideology, and they're bound and determined. They think they're going to steamroll Tuberville on this. I just don't think he is going away, and I think we need to encourage him to stand and fight."

"I went and sat on the floor behind him and [U.S. Sen.] Mike Lee the other night, and they debated this issue," he added. "Listen, there is a way if the Senate wants those officers to be promoted, they can get promoted. It's a little longer process. But at the end of the day, Tuberville ... is doing the right thing. He's standing for the letter of the law. He's standing for the pro-life movement in our state and certainly, I think, in our nation in general. People don't want their tax dollars going for abortion. He's fighting for what the American people want. He's holding the ground and I'm proud of him for what he is doing."

Jeff Poor is the executive editor of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email jeff.poor@1819News.com or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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