By Michael Hernandez
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Veteran Administration Secretary Denis McDonough is bragging that they have performed their first abortion this past week.
“Federal law prohibits them (VA) from doing abortion services,” said Oklahoma Senator James Lankford. “President Biden is trying to find every way to do abortions. He wants to increase abortions in America. It’s his obsession. We’re going to have abortions at any single stage and at any time on federal property. Healthcare protects life. Abortions take life.
“There is a child there. Not some children are valuable and other children are disposable. This is not about convenience of adults. Children are not always convenient but they are valuable and important and are to be honored. What are we going to do, to value and honor the life of every child?”
According to Senator Lankford, the U.S. Congress in 1992 passed a reproductive health act that specifically prohibits abortions at Veterans Hospitals which serve 4.7 million military service personnel, their spouses and children.
“We encounter people who are child deniers and will not admit that this is a child in the womb. The VA put out an interim final rule and said we’re doing it and then said we’re taking comments. I am encouraging individuals to file comments to let the VA know from all over the country that here is what we believe not only about following the law but about every single child as well. We will pray, make comments and do legal challenges because when you break the law you should have legal consequences,” said Senator Lankford.
ACLJ’s Senior Counsel CeCe Heil said, “We will be filing a public comment (before Oct. 11) that the VA lacks the authority to enact or supplant the state abortion rules.” Senator Lankford urged the ACLJ listeners to also make public comments. ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow said that those comments will be able to be made through ACLJAction.org in the coming week.
To hear Senator Lankford on the ACLJ Sept 28 show go to: https://aclj.org/radical-left/shocking-biden-exploiting-veterans-hospitals. To read how a new Biden rule would label refusal to perform abortions by doctors and nurses as unlawful “discrimination” go to: https://aclj.org/pro-life/stop-forcing-doctors-and-nurses-to-perform-abortions. An ACLJ petition to stop doctors and nurses from being forced to perform abortions had over 215,000 signatures as of the morning of Sept. 29.
Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bundle of seven new abortion bills on Sept. 27 making California an abortion sanctuary. Three abortions bills are still on the governor’s desk waiting to be signed.
(Editor’s Note: To read how Biden has used the FBI and DOJ to target the pro-life movement go to: www.Citizensjournal.net/aclj-senior-counsel-calls-fbi-raid-of-pro-lifers-home-against-all-legal-moral-authority-of-God/ To read how Newsom has made California an abortion haven and more specifics about California’s new abortion laws go to: https://www.citizensjournal.net/newsom-billboard-campaign-promotes-ca-abortion-for-red-states/.)
(Michael Hernandez, co-founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted at [email protected] and is editor of “America: The End and Our Hope”.)