Texas Nurse Sues VA Over Federally Funded Abortion Policy

The health care worker has filed suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, arguing the federal agency has not allowed her a religious accommodation to avoid participating in the agency’s new federally funded abortion plan.

  • The suit by Stephanie Carter, a nurse practitioner at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Center in Temple, Texas, is being filed on behalf of her by First Liberty Institute.
  • Carter has worked for the VA for 23 years.
  • The issue began after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this year, allowing states to make their own laws about abortion. In response, the Biden administration announced the VA would begin performing elective abortions at VA medical facilities.
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