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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Headed For Extinction?

The Pentagon released the results of a review of the military if Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell were to be repealed. The conclusion? It’s time to say good-bye to discrimination based on sexual orientation in the military. Our soldiers can handle it – and so can military leadership.

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California’s Military Women Support Our Freedom. Shouldn’t We Support Theirs?

Congress should act now to end a ban on private funding of abortion at military facilities. Our Armed Services women deserve more from their country.

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Facts vs. Fiction on the Military’s Abortion Ban

The Washington Times has published misleading stories about the Senate Armed Services Committee’s recent move to repeal the ban on private funding for abortions on military bases. Here’s the truth.

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Senate Committee Votes On A Repeal Of Abortion Ban for Servicewomen

Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would repeal the long-standing ban on using private funds for abortion care for military women seeking an abortion on a U.S. military base.

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DeGette Speaks Out After Fact-Finding Trip to Afghanistan

Rep. Diana DeGette talks to Wendy Norris about a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan, the Afghan law that would have legalized marital rape, and the extraordinary lengths Afghan women go to access education.

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EC Still Inaccessible for Military Women

Emergency contraception is still difficult to access for many groups of women, including the more than 200,000 women serving in the Armed Services.

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Roundup: Melody Barnes on HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence Against Military Spouses

Obama economic advisor Melody Barnes outspoken on HIV/AIDS; New York Times highlights domestic violence against military spouses; was Kansas abortion provider George Tiller trapped?

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Sexual Assault in the Military: Looking for a Few Good Changes

The military already has manuals and PowerPoints on preventing and addressing sexual assault within its ranks. What it needs now is to transform these into lifestyle changes in the everyday treatment of women who report sexual assaults.

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Defense Dept. Uncooperative in Sexual Assault Hearings

At recent Congressional hearings on sexual assault in the military, the Department of Defense prevented its sexual assault prevention program director from testifying.

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War With Ourselves: Sexual Violence In The Military

U.S. servicewomen today are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Sexual violence against female contractors, soldiers and Iraqi girls and women continues to raise the question: what will we do to stop it?

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