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    GOP Relaunches Bid to End VA Abortion Policy

    GOP Relaunches Bid to End VA Abortion Policy

    Congressional Republicans have renewed an effort to overturn the Department of Veterans Affairs' recently implemented abortion policy.

    On Wednesday, lawmakers in the House and Senate reintroduced a resolution to reverse the policy, using a process that could a vote in the upper chamber even though the Senate is controlled by Democrats.

    In September, the VA announced it would for the first time offer abortions in cases of rape, incest or where the life or health of the mother is at risk from the pregnancy. The change came in response to the June Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade and allowed states to ban abortion.

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    While the GOP measure still faces tough odds passing the Senate, the resolution signals that Republicans are digging in for a fight against the VA policy, and will pursue a vote that would put lawmakers on record about the issue.

    “No taxpayer should be forced to pay for abortion services that disregard the will of millions of Americans in states with legal protections for life, rightfully upheld by the Supreme Court last year,” Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., the resolution's lead Senate sponsor, said in a statement. “The interim final rule highlights this administration's willingness to ignore the law and exploit limited federal resources to serve…

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