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Federal Briefs

  Bioethics in Law & Culture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Summer  2023      vol. 6  issue  3

Federal Government activity from April to July 2023 

Ana Brennan, J.D.

National Defense Authorization Act:

House of Representatives: A pro-life amendment to prevent funding for abortion travel and paid time off for military women passed the House by a vote of 219-210 on July 14.


Senate: On July 28 the Senate passed the NDAA by a vote of 86-11 without the pro-life amendment, Now the two versions of the bill need to be reconciled. 

The White House: President Biden has threatened to veto any bill that does not contain abortion funding for the military.

Fiscal Spending Bill 2024:

On May 18 the House Appropriations subcommittee voted to reverse the FDA's decision to allow mail-order abortion pills.

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