The Department of Veterans Affairs provided 88 abortions in the first year that it offered the procedure, according to a document sent to Congress this month that was obtained by Military.com.
The number was given to the House Veterans Affairs Committee after the Republican-led panel threatened to subpoena the VA if it did not provide detailed data on the abortions it has provided.
While the department gave the committee top-line figures of how many abortions it performed, it declined to provide any more detailed data, citing privacy concerns — prompting committee leaders to renew their subpoena threat.
The VA began offering abortions for the first time in September 2022 after states banned or severely restricted the procedure in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The ruling overturned 50 years of nationwide abortion rights granted by Roe v. Wade. (Read more from “Veterans Administration Now Aborting Babies, Has Performed Dozens of Procedures” HERE)
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