The two female Senators hope that a new bill will allow military women some of the same reproductive health access that non-military women get to have.
Ho, ho, Merry Christmas to all. The past few days the Lame-Duck Congress has given out gifts to the American public. In the realm of who is naughty and who is nice, it is clear that women fall into the ranks of the naughty.
Thanks to a band of anti-choice U.S. Senators military women will still be barred from accessing safe, legal abortion care while serving our country.
International Violence Against Women Act moves one step closer to passage; a San Francisco birthing center is owed $20,000 by the state of California; and the utterly compelling life and times of sex activist Ida C. Craddock…what, you’ve never heard of her?
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell falls temporarily – and with it the hopes of a repeal of the military abortion ban; the U.S. fails on almost all measurable goals for improving women’s health; Afghan women get a hand from the UN and a new report and more.
Will the Senate vote tonight on a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Is the military abortion ban next? It seems we’re on the verge of a potentially historic breakthrough when it comes to government sanctioned discrimination.
The Hyde Amendment banning federal funds for abortion care discriminates against low income women and women of color. But is far from the only ban that discriminates against women of color and low-income women.
On June 10 we posted a diary called “Facts vs. Fiction on the Military’s Abortion Ban.” In this piece, we were responding to misinformation about efforts by the Senate Armed Services Committee that we strongly support to remove the ban on private funding for abortions on military bases. It looks like we have a little more misinformation to respond to.
It’s been reported that the Burris Amendment applies a conscience rule to military health care, an incarnation that is extremely problematic and could be widely invoked in the most dangerous of settings.