Tommy Tuberville is the Republican Senator from the state of Alabama. Senator Tuberville told Austin Lloyd, Secretary of the Department of Defense, if he decided to approve leave, travel pay, and cover expenses for service members to have abortions, he would block any “high-level nominees” promotions. Senator Tuberville kept his word and blocked 184 military abortions recently.
All of this transpired in the Senate when Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, tried to make a motion to allow the promotions and Tuberville blocked the motion. Tuberville said, “I warned Secretary Austin that if he did this and changed this, I would put a hold on his highest-level nominees. Secretary Austin went through with the policy anyway in February of this year, so I am keeping my word.”
Senator Warren and Defense Secretary Austin claim Senator Tuberville is “blocking pay raises and preventing key leaders from taking their posts.” That is nonsense. They can assume any post they are ordered to without a pay raise and at their current rank.
Warren said, “One senator is jeopardizing America’s national security.” Secretary Austin said, “There are a number of things happening globally that indicate that we could be in a contest on any one given day. Not approving the recommendations for promotions actually creates a ripple effect through the force that makes us far less ready than we need to be.” Really, they can’t do their job without more money and a promotion?
Well we are in a “contest” Secretary Austin for the lives of the unborn and the future of America.
Our combined armed forces are charged with protecting Americans not killing them off in the womb. Tuberville understands something Austin and Warren don’t. The greatest threat to our national security is not higher salaries and higher ranks for military leaders. The greatest threat to our national security is killing off the next generation of potential service personnel by the practice of medically unnecessary abortions.
What is the purpose of higher ranks and salaries if you do not have the next generation of troops to lead into battle? That was one of the points Ben Wattenberg made in his book titled “The Birth Dearth.” If America’s replacement birth rate slips below 2.1 per female it could seriously damage our ability to field an adequate army to defend our national interests.
Secretary Austin claims, “Blocking military promotions leaves America more vulnerable,” and “makes us far less ready than we need to be.” What does he think killing off the next generation of potential military personnel will do?
I know I wrote about abortion last week and there are plenty of other issues that need to be addressed and I could write about. But the stand that Senator Tuberville made on this issue of abortion was worth highlighting and is just another practical example of how disobeying the Word of God has consequences.
Let us heed the words of God, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth,” Genesis 1:28