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National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby speaks during a daily news briefing at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House on March 21, 2023 in Washington, DC. During the briefing, Kirby took questions on a range of topics including the recent meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

(LifeSiteNews) — Since May of 2022, John Francis Kirby, a retired rear admiral, has been serving as Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the Biden White House. One might think that this role — the spokesman for national security — wouldn’t include abortion activism. But this is the Biden White House, and so you’d be wrong. 

During a press briefing, a journalist asked him a policy on why abortion was “critical to military readiness.” Kirby promptly got passionate. “I’m really glad you asked that question,” he replied. “No, I really am. One in five members of the U.S. military are women. Twenty percent. We’re an all-volunteer force. Nobody’s forcing you to go — you volunteer to go. I’m going to do this for a few years, or for my life — and it might cost me my life to do it.” 

He continued: “When you sign up and you get that contract, you have every right to expect… the military to take care of you and to take care of your families.” He did not explain how killing a pre-born son or daughter in the womb constitutes taking care of families. “Our policies, whether they are diversity, inclusion, and equity, or transgender individuals who qualify physically and mentally to serve and do it with dignity.” At this point, Kirby began to thump the podium with his hand.   

Kirby went on to call providing abortions to servicemembers — including paid leave and travel reimbursements for abortions — a “sacred obligation” of the military, and stated that in a recent conversation with female servicemembers and their spouses at the White House he was told that “abortion laws in this country that are now being passed are absolutely having an effect on their willingness to continue serving in uniform or to encourage their spouses to continue serving. So if you don’t think there’s going to be a retention and morale issue, think again.” 

What happens, Kirby asked, if “you’re assigned to a state like Alabama, which has a pretty restrictive abortion law in place, and you’re concerned about your reproductive care? What do you do? Do you say no and get out? Well, some people may decide to do that. And what does that mean? That means we lose talent. Important talent.” He concluded with the fiery declaration: “Not to mention, it’s just the right darn thing to do!” Again, he’s referring here to funding feticide for female members of the military. 

The Biden White House’s commitment to abortion is second to none. Even the spokesman for national security manages to make the case that laws protecting American children in the womb in states like Alabama are actually harming military readiness. Why? Because female military service members might not be able to get an abortion in Alabama. Soldiers are trained to kill; the National Security Council, under this administration, apparently thinks it is necessary to facilitate the killing of children in the womb to keep America’s fighting females in fine form.  

Currently, Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama is blocking the Senate from approving over 250 military promotions to protest the Defense Department’s abortion policy. Tuberville noted that the Pentagon’s abortion policy violates the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of federal funds for abortion. President Joe Biden was so angry about that move that he called Tuberville’s stance “bizarre” and claimed that it is “jeopardizing U.S. security.” Congress has also voted for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that reverses the Pentagon’s abortion policy, although it is unlikely to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. 

The Biden Administration is a disgrace, and they find new ways to highlight that nearly every week. 

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.