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As the federal government looks for creative ways to get around state abortion laws, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and other lawmakers are demanding answers from the Biden administration. 

On Thursday, Moore announced he joined U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin asking him to explain recent policy changes at the Department of Defense (DoD) that could lead to taxpayer-funded abortions. 

According to Moore, the DoD issued a memorandum entitled "Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health Care," which detailed several policy changes, including using taxpayer dollars to cover the travel costs of military personnel and their families who seek an abortion procedure out of state.  

"This is a blatant attempt to circumvent the bipartisan consensus that has been in place for nearly a half-century that prevents the government from using taxpayer dollars for abortions," Moore said in a statement. "The Biden administration continues to abuse our service members and treat our military as a radical social experiment, not as an effective fighting force. 

"I will continue fighting to protect the unborn and standing against the extreme life-killing policies coming out of Washington. We must stop attacks on the sanctity of life at all costs."

Several other members of Congress signed the letter to the DoD, which can be found below.

10.26.22 Rep. Roy Et. Al. LTR to Sec. Austin Re Abortion Travel Fund on Scribd

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