Just a few more votes and women in the military may finally have the same access to abortion that other women with federal health care plans are supposed to have.
The ACLU, in conjunction with a group of retired military leaders and veterans, launched a new ad campaign today targeting the Department of Defense’s ban on servicewomen using their insurance to pay for abortion services if they become pregnant as the result of rape or incest.
On Back Up Your Birth Control Day, we need to make sure that servicewomen have access to the full range of services–contraceptive supplies and emergency contraception–available in the United States.
The military is fond of parading tokens of femininity, but is less appreciative of and less willing to accommodate women’s actual service.
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Should the Army have exempted a mother from active-duty service because she has two young children, when her husband could have cared for them?
At recent Congressional hearings on sexual assault in the military, the Department of Defense prevented its sexual assault prevention program director from testifying.