The U.S. Army says they will consider requests from soldiers who want to avoid serving in states where abortion is illegal
· · Sep 9, 2022 ·

How would you like to serve your country, soldier?

Well, I just don't want to serve in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, or Wisconsin.

Seriously, I cannot believe this is real.

Like bro, you serve the country, not just the parts of the country you like. That's not how it works.

And for the Army to come out and say they're willing to be open to this just shows you where our country is headed.

The Army will consider requests from soldiers who want to serve in states where abortion is still legal, the service's chief of staff said in an interview published Wednesday, pledging that the Pentagon will "try to make it work for them" if possible.

During a virtual forum with the news outlet Defense One, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville stressed that the Army's needs will come first. He said that soldiers can make requests to serve in a specific locale, but there is no guarantee such accommodations will be made.

Gen. McConville‘s comments underscore the tightrope the Pentagon is walking in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's June decision reversing the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which established a national right to abortion.

McConville spoke cautiously on the abortion issue:

"We're always looking at how we can take care of our soldiers, and any impact that policy may have. We stay out of the policy mode, as you know, and the laws, and what we're going to do is — we're committed to taking care of our soldiers and families," he said during the interview, which was recorded two weeks ago and released Wednesday.

"We do have options where a soldier can say, ‘Hey, I want to serve in Alaska,' and if we can meet those preferences, we will actually do that," he said. "It's a contract…and if we can make it work, we'll try to make it work for them."

So yes, while the Army will not guarantee your transfer out of these anti-baby-murder states, it will try to make it happen for you. It's what's best for your family.

Listen, the Army is already in big trouble when it comes to recruiting, so I can see why they're toeing the line here, but do we really want people serving our country if they're unwilling to serve in a state simply due to a ban on baby murder?

I don't.

I also find it quite ironic that these soldiers, whose main priority is the protection of human life, refuse to serve in states where the most vulnerable of human lives is protected by law.

The world is upside down.

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