(RepublicanWire) – In a viral video, a member of the U.S. Army is upset with the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs. The soldier claims the decision would relegate women to “second class” status. She goes so far as to question her commitment to fighting for the Constitution over the issue.

“How am I supposed to swear to support and defend the Constitution and a country that treats its women like second-class citizens? How am I supposed to do that? How am I supposed to do that? With pride? How am I supposed to do that with love and honor?”

She continues, insisting that the country she swore to defend does not care about her because it has threatened the ability to terminate one’s pregnancy.

She said, “How am I supposed to wake up every day and put on a freaking uniform that says United States army when the United States doesn’t even give a rat’s a** about me? It gives more of a rat’s a** about the guns they’re allowed to buy that kill the children that I’m forced to give birth to.”

The service member goes on to suggest that the court’s ruling and those who agree with it are not supporting the troops. “They probably were not thinking about this consequence, but it is one, and it affects the very people that those lawmakers hold to a higher standard because they support the troops,” she says. “Do you really, though? You really support the troops? Even though this is going to greatly lessen the retention of women in the ranks of this military? You support the troops even though you are going to ruin some women’s careers? I’m deployed right now, and I’m a medic, so I know how this works.”

The soldier discusses how sexual assault is an issue in the U.S. military and how difficult it can be for a female service member to obtain an ultrasound or carry a pregnancy. She ends the video by stating she will still serve her country because she “signed that contract” but that she will continue to speak out because “this is not an attack on reproductive right, it is an attack on women in this country.”

She is not the only one to bring up the military in relation to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Others have argued this could add to the problem of sexual assault in the Armed Forces.

What is interesting about this particular video is her contention that she is not sure she can proudly serve her country because allowing states to create their own policies on abortion somehow makes her a “second-class citizen.” Apparently, she does not know her history, or else she would feel rather foolish making such a claim when black Americans fought and died for the United States in multiple wars despite actually being second-class citizens.

But the notion that placing restrictions on the ability of a woman to kill her baby means America is no longer a country worth serving is the type of thinking that is prevalent on the far left and yet another way to demean the country. No doubt this soldier will gain an outpouring of plaudits and sympathy from her comrades. But the fact remains that the U.S. is worth fighting for–even if more babies will be saved.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers are being punished for refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. 

The U.S. Pentagon gave these Army National Guard soldiers until last week to submit their vaccination forms. 40,000 of these soldiers had chosen not to get vaccinated, and at least 14,000 of these soldiers made it clear that they will not get vaccinated.

Now, the Army is taking action against these soldiers.

The big question leading up to the deadline was how the Army would deal with those Army National Guard soldiers who refuse to get vaccinated. Would they be expelled or reprimanded? We now have the answer.

The Army has announced that those members who violated the COVID-19 vaccination mandate have, at the very least, been barred from federally-funded drills and training.

“Beginning July 1, 2022, members of the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve who have refused the lawful DOD COVID-19 vaccination order without an approved or pending exemption may not participate in federally funded drills and training and will not receive pay or retirement credit,” the Army said.

The Army added, “Soldiers who refuse the vaccination order without an approved or pending exemption request are subject to adverse administrative actions, including flags, bars to service, and official reprimands. In the future, Soldiers who continue to refuse the vaccination order without an exemption may be subject to additional adverse administrative action, including separation.”

To put this all into perspective, 40,000 represents roughly 13% of the Army National Guard. That’s a lot of personnel.

We don’t know how many of these 40,000 soldiers have requested exemptions. We know that 14,000 have indicated that they will not take the vaccine no matter what. Either way, that is still a lot of soldiers to lose.

Let’s also not forget that this is all because these soldiers refuse to take an experimental vaccine that neither stops one from getting the coronavirus nor from spreading it. Instead, the vaccine is just said to reduce symptoms, a claim that we do not even know is true because, for example, there is no way for us to know how a person would have handled the coronavirus if he or she had not been vaccinated.