The Summary of Proposed VA-2022-VHA-0021-0001-Interim Final Rule – Reproductive Health Services
“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations to remove the exclusion on abortion counseling and establish exceptions to the exclusion on abortions in the medical benefits package for veterans who receive care set forth in that package, and to remove the exclusion on abortion counseling and expand the exceptions to the exclusion on abortions for Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) beneficiaries.”
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade because the regulation of abortions is not a power reserved for the Federal Government, as per Article I, Section 8, the enumerated powers of the Federal Government.
Any power not reserved to the Federal Government and not prohibited to the State Governments is RESERVED for the States, as per the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
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