The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under the Biden administration has released a video purporting to be a “reproductive health training” video which is raising eyebrows. The videos, leaked to and reviewed by The Post Millennial, claim to cover “reproductive health” but only address abortion. Furthermore, the videos suggest that men can get abortions and that men who claim to believe they are women are women.
TPM's @libbyemmons SLAMS the VA for providing training videos that instruct health providers to promote abortion as the safest option for pregnant veterans:
"It's absolutely insane that this is what's going on, that this is what they're spending money on." pic.twitter.com/Y2Reao6nJ2
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 27, 2023
The VA recommends not using the term “mother” when referring to a pregnant woman, instead referring to them as a “pregnancy capable person” to wordsmith conversations with pregnant veterans during abortion counseling. Last year, following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the VA stated it would offer abortions and abortion counseling throughout the country – even in states where abortion is illegal.
Reaction from conservative corners has been fierce, with CatholicVote President Brian Burch calling it an “insult” to women everywhere for denying biology and adding insult to injury by claiming pregnancy is nothing special or something that should be celebrated or congratulated.
One year ago, the VA began illegally facilitating abortions through its health care system.
I championed the legislative action that would have reversed this tragic regulation.https://t.co/dRK65DWSHP
— Coach Tommy Tuberville (@SenTuberville) September 21, 2023
“The video is an insult to women everywhere, not only because it utterly denies biology in claiming men can get pregnant, but also because it adds insult to injury in claiming pregnancy is nothing to be celebrated or congratulated,” CatholicVote President Brian Burch told Fox News. “Such outrageous and offensive pro-abortion propaganda coming from a government agency tasked with protecting American lives is a deeply disturbing sign of the times imposed by this radical administration.”
Leaked training videos produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs show the agency instructing providers to push abortion to veterans as the safest option. https://t.co/FzfqWkTXSO https://t.co/FzfqWkTXSO
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) September 23, 2023
The Biden administration’s decision raises serious questions about its commitment to protecting human lives in favor of allowing greater access to abortion services regardless of state laws on the matter and has caused many people – both pro-life and pro-choice – alike pause at what could be seen as an extreme position on reproductive choice going too far beyond basic rights of privacy-related issues surrounding abortion such as those outlined by Roe v Wade into more controversial matters such as gender identity politics.