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Congress Drops Amendment Banning Military Spending on Abortion and Sex Change Surgeries

U.S. Secretary of Defense
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a memorandum in 2022 announcing that the department would provide paid leave and reimbursement for travel expenses for service members who seek to obtain an abortion.

The abortion amendment would have mandated that the U.S. military stop its program of granting service members paid leave and paying for travel expenses to obtain abortions.