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

Sharp GOP criticism of new abortion policy is expected to lead to court challenges

By: - September 9, 2022 12:30 pm
Department of Veterans Affairs

Democrats in the U.S. Senate are confident the Department of Veterans Affairs can implement a new policy that allows its doctors to provide abortions when the pregnancy threatens the patient’s life or health, or when it’s the result of rape or incest. (Getty Images)

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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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