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DOJ Staff Demand Paid Travel For Out-Of-State Abortions

Some Department of Justice (DOJ) workers desire to be paid should they take leave and happen to be more permissive states to possess abortions, in accordance with CNN.

The employee-run DOJ Gender Equality Network sent an Aug. 4 letter to Vice President Kamala Harris, Attorney General Merrick Garland along with other high-ranking officials calling for the Biden administration to supply paid time off and fully cover travel expenses for staff going across state lines for abortion care, the outlet reported.

Over 20 staffers of varied DOJ divisions signed the letter, which further suggests the federal government allow federal employees to opt out of travel or relocation to states that ban abortion. In addition they urged the administration never to consider employees abortion-related activity in criminal background checks. (RELATED: Misinformation: Study Debunks AMONG THE Medias Biggest Lies About Abortion Restrictions)

The DOJ Gender Equality Network echoed President Joe Biden calling the Supreme Courts June Dobbs v. Jackson decision overturning Roe v. Wade a huge step backwards in a lot of our country.

Abortion rights activists, including actor Busy Phillips, march past United States Supreme Court to protest the court's ruling to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Abortion rights activists, including actor Busy Phillips, march past USA Supreme Court to protest the courts ruling to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

DOJ GEN believes that usage of safe and legal abortion care isn’t only a simple right[], but additionally a human rightone that governments must protect to remove discrimination against women also to ensure womens to health along with other fundamental human rights, the business said, quoting the White House and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rightsoffice.

The letter said the Hyde Amendment preventing federal funding of abortion wouldn’t normally prevent some of its proposals but told the Biden administration to keep working for the guidelines downfall.

Neither the DOJ nor the Gender Equality Network immediately taken care of immediately the Daily Caller News Foundations requests for comment.

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