A senior defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the AP that all services will have to begin putting plans in place for combat integration by April 1.
The policy change will make the Navy and Marine Corps the first military services to provide more than six weeks of paid maternity leave.
A recent Scandal episode highlighted a few barriers when attempting to seek an abortion while deployed, but what’s a service member to do when she doesn’t have Olivia Pope’s help navigating the system?
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced a bill Wednesday that would expand reproductive health-care coverage for women in the military and their families.
The military’s emphasis on discipline, rank, and teamwork, combined with rule-based conducts, regimented eating, and grueling physical training mirrors the mindset often associated with eating disorders.
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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