Biden administration offers paid leave, free travel for Coast Guard servicemembers who want to get an abortion

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esident Joe Biden’s administration is offering Coast Guard (CG) servicemembers paid leave and free travel should they decide to get an abortion, a non-profit has revealed.

The March 1 ALCOAST bulletin obtained by CatholicVote states that members “may be granted an administrative absence from their normal duty station to receive or to accompany a dual-military spouse or a dependent who receives, non-covered reproductive health care without loss of pay or earned leave,” including travel reimbursements if necessary.

The bulletin notes that any administrative absence, convalescent leave and travel expenses for any abortion for any reason, should be granted regardless of whether the procedure is procured locally or entails travel to another state. The announcement does not include any criteria or details on how servicemembers or their families can obtain this allowance, but promised answers in “future messaging.”

The policy also covers ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval, sperm collection and processing for Assisted Reproductive Technology, intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization.

CatholicVote Director of Government Affairs Tom McClusky slammed the Biden administration for manipulating federal laws in their efforts to disregard state laws after the Dobbs decision, which overruled both Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), giving individual states the power to regulate any aspect of abortion not protected by federal law.


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