‘Disgusting’: Republicans fume over Pentagon plan to pay for troops’ abortion travel ban
Sen. Rand Paul said he would be “disgusted” that the administration is moving to fund abortion services
Paul, an opponent of the military’s controversial abortion policy, said any troop deployment would “be morally abhorrent”
President Barack Obama unveiled his plans to deploy combat troops to Afghanistan without congressional approval earlier this week.
He did not detail which troops he would deploy or when, but said the “mission” of those troops is to serve as advisers to the Afghan forces who are battling the Taliban.
He also said that US special forces will remain in the region to help with intelligence-gathering to monitor and disrupt enemy efforts to use Afghan territory to launch attacks and launch attacks within Afghanistan.
During his announcement, the president insisted that he was making no “decision regarding the number of troops” and “was only offering details about the mission”.
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‘Disgusting’: Sen. Rand Paul (pictured) said he would be ‘disgusted’ that the administration is moving to fund abortion services
Paul, the Kentucky Republican, became a conservative hero when he introduced a bill banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks.
His Senate filibuster on the issue, which stalled for months, ended when he succeeded and Obama signed the bill into law.
But last week he vowed he would stop the funding of what he called a ‘barbaric, barbaric war.’
Paul, who sits on the Senate’s Armed Services Committee, said he would use the funding to fund other forms of “barbaric terrorism,” according to the Lexington Herald Leader.
“This is immoral, this is not what we are supposed to be doing,” he told reporters.
“I’ll be very disappointed that the president of the United States is proposing to pay for the abortion of American service members when he is at war and at war with al Qaeda and the Taliban and all the groups that don’t share our values.”
President Barack Obama unveiled his plans to deploy combat troops to Afghanistan without congressional approval earlier this week. He did not detail which troops he would deploy or when, but said the