Joe Biden’s destruction of the U.S. military is being waged on multiple fronts.
And his woke agenda is causing the best of the best to leave the service.
Now this top military leader just resigned over this one Biden policy that is having deadly results.
Joe Biden’s Department of Defense is subverting the actions of pro-life states like Arkansas by using taxpayer dollars to fund the travel, meals, and lodging associated with out-of-state service member travel for abortions.
Required to approve abortion leave
The new, and illegal, policy forces commanding officers to approve such abortion leave.
And it’s all being paid for with taxpayer dollars in violation of federal law.
Now one top military leader has resigned from the armed forces over this Biden pro-abortion military policy.
Colonel Dillon Patterson served as commander of the 188th Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard at Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith.
But his time as commander only lasted for six months, until he resigned his post in December 2023.
According to a statement from the Arkansas National Guard public information office, Patterson resigned from his position for personal faith-based reasons and has now been reassigned within the guard.
And in a pointed letter sent to President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Llyod Austin, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Patterson was forced by Biden’s military abortion policy to choose between his command and his religious values.
She further explained that Patterson chose his faith and principles over Biden’s pro-abortion political mandates.
Subverting state law to promote taxpayer-funded abortions
Sanders further said that Biden’s Department of Defense was “subverting the actions of states like Arkansas by using taxpayer dollars to fund the travel, meals, and lodging associated with out-of-state servicemember travel for the procurement of an abortion procedure and that commanding officers are forced to approve such abortion leave.”
In a bizarre statement sent to 40/29 News by Sabrina Singh, deputy press secretary for the Secretary of Defense, Singh claimed the Department of Defense does not have an abortion policy.
She said the travel policy that is in place instead merely “ensures that service members, regardless of where they are stationed, have equal access to reproductive health care.”
Singh further claimed a commander who was uncomfortable approving requests for non-covered reproductive health care could consult with their chain of command to determine whether these abortion leave requests could instead be referred to a higher echelon of command for approval.
Arkansas law only allows abortions if the mother’s life is at risk.
A spokesperson for the Arkansas National Guard told 40/29 News that Patterson did not want to comment about his decision to voluntarily resign from his position as commander and further stated his decision will have no impact on Patterson’s rank or service record.
Brigadier General Wes Nichols has assumed temporary command of the 188th Wing until a permanent commander can be selected.
Once again, Joe Biden is proving he cares more about killing more innocent babies than he does about protecting and defending the United States.
This is a clear violation of both federal law, and his oath of office.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.