Biden Official Responds To Suspicious “Timing” Of Pentagon Order

( )- Brigadier General Pat Ryder, the Pentagon’s press secretary, defended the new policy’s timing on covering servicemembers’ abortion costs, unveiled just weeks before the midterm elections.

Reports show that the establishment of allowances to facilitate official travel to access non-covered reproductive health care unavailable within the local area of a Service member’s permanent duty station was announced by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. It would ensure that Service members and their families can access abortions.

When a reporter questioned the timing of the action during the Defense Department briefing on Thursday, Ryder defended it.

Ryder claimed the department took a methodical and analytical approach. Over the subsequent months, we worked arduously to develop a strategy to alleviate service member worries and provide clarification of DOD rules. Taking care of our workers continues to be our priority. When taking care of our people, there is no deadline.

Ryder explained that in the wake of the Dobbs ruling, a DOD-wide, interdisciplinary committee was assembled to examine every angle. To address their issues, they asked service members for feedback. They continue to work on policies that address how to create the best uniform policy regarding service member privacy and ensure they have the information they need to make informed decisions.

A reporter asked Ryder to explain how they will protect a service member at nearby bases as they strive to follow their line of command.

General Ryder claimed the memo made it clear that they want to adopt policies and processes to create uniformity and clarity about the privacy rights of service members.

Ryder then abruptly thanked the crowd of reporters and walked away.

Like the military does to its veterans.

Veterans are waiting, sometimes for months, for an appointment with a doctor to be treated for severe and immediate medical or psychological issues. Is the DOD now striving to match the abortion rates to the suicide rates?