Several studies reveal that female active duty soldiers in the U.S. military face many barriers to access to reproductive health care.
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” is a giant roadblock in the middle of the typical “ask” and “tell” encounter that’s absolutely essential to the effective practice of medicine. Don’t we owe it to our men and women in uniform, who are called on to sacrifice so much for us every day, to make sure we’re doing our part to protect their health?
The Pentagon released the results of a review of the military if Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell were to be repealed.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emergency contraception is still difficult to access for many groups of women, including the more than 200,000 women serving in the Armed Services.
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?
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.