New fight opens in Congress over VA policy that sidesteps state abortion bans

By: - September 9, 2022 10:17 am

U.S. Senate Democrats support Department of Veterans Affairs policy that allows its doctors to provide abortions a patient’s life or health is at risk or in instances of rape or incest. Some Republicans opposed the change, calling it government overreach. (Canva image)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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