House Passes Defense Bill With Restrictions on Abortion, Transgender Procedures

The House on Friday passed a sweeping annual defense bill that includes GOP-led amendments to restrict abortion coverage and transgender procedures, and eliminate diversity initiatives at the Pentagon.
Most Democrats voted against the measure, called the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023, as did four Republicans, with the bill clearing the lower chamber in a narrowly bipartisan 219–210 vote.
The measure was approved by the House Armed Services Committee in a nearly unanimous vote just weeks ago but drew controversy among liberal-minded lawmakers when Republicans added provisions restricting diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Department of Defense (DOD), and curbing services related to abortion and sex changes….

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