Last month during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough left open the possibility of VA hospitals offering abortion services in states where the procedure is banned.
That, along with abortion clinics on military bases in states with prohibitions, have been mentioned as possible options by Democrats.
During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Friday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, said it was not out of the realm of possibilities for the Biden administration to try to implement that policy but pledged to fight it in committee.
"That's something we would absolutely have to stand in the committees and fight," Moore said. "We just have to make sure we don't federally fund these abortions. It seems like to me the left is constantly trying to take control of that process, and the more and more they can stand to kill the unborn, they're going to do. But that's something they may try. You just don't know with this crowd. They will do anything they can sometimes to circumvent the rulings of the court, whether it be executive order or running the money through the VA. It's something we'll stay on our toes about and make sure, Jeff, we don't allow such things to happen."
Moore added that a Republican election win in the November midterms was key to stopping these efforts.
"We heard talk about that a few weeks ago, I think when we were in D.C. right after the Dobbs decision," Moore added. "And you know, like I said, they'll stop at nothing. They want to try because it's federal land to say this is exempt from state laws. But again, it's something we'll keep an eye on. I don't think we'll have an issue once we get in the majority. We've just got to get to November and make sure we do what we need to do to hold the line on those issues."
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