A coalition of Justice Department employees is asking the Biden administration to order federal agencies to grant employees administrative leave for abortions.
“The DOJ Gender Equality Network (DOJ GEN) is deeply concerned about the ability of hundreds of thousands of federal employees and their family members to access reproductive health care due to restrictive state laws that are or may soon be in effect in their states get ,” of the group Letter explained. “We believe there are actions the federal government … can take to mitigate the harm to Justice Department officials and other federal employees.
“As a first step, we are asking the administration to quickly consider requiring federal agencies to grant administrative leave to cover the time it takes an employee or an employee’s family member to travel to another state to receive reproductive health services.” that are unavailable in their own state due to restrictive laws,” the DOJ GEN wrote in the letter.
DOJ GEN is listed as on the DOJ website employee organization – that of the group Twitter Account says it is recognized by the Justice Department but does not “speak” for the Department. According to the group websiteIt “is committed to gender equality and equality in the federal government” and has more than 1,150 members across the country.
The letter was addressed to Kiran Ahuja, director of the Office of Human Resources Management, Shalanda Young, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Jennifer Klein, chair of the White House Gender Policy Council.
A leaked draft Supreme Court Opinion suggests the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. calfthat would allow states to ban abortion – some states have already done so trigger laws in place that would ban most abortions if such a ruling is made.
A group of left-wing lawmakers has urged Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to ensure military service members can travel to another state for an abortion if they are stationed in a location where the Supreme Court ruled there are restrictions.
“At a minimum, you and your staff should consider implementing policy changes to allow service members, for example, to receive special liberties or temporary additional service permits to travel abroad for reproductive health care and abortions when stationed in a jurisdiction that.” restricts those rights following the enactment of the Dobbs decision,” the lawmaker’s letter said.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/justice-department-employees-government-abortion A group of DOJ employees is demanding that federal employees be granted travel permits for abortions