The VA will allow religious accommodations for federal employees opposed to participating in the agency’s abortion services.
The Justice Department has issued a legal opinion making its case for why it believes that the VA can legally provide abortion services even when they contradict state laws.
For the first time in the agency’s history, the VA will begin offering abortion services in certain cases, even in states where it is not legal.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that OPM’s sick leave policy allowing federal employees to travel out of state for medical care may violate the Hyde amendment.
OPM said that federal employees are entitled to sick leave to travel out of state for medical care, just days after the Supreme Court’s decision on abortions.
A group within the Justice Department is urging the Biden administration to give federal employees administrative leave to get abortions across state lines.