Pregnant volunteers can now continue serving, regardless of whether a pregnancy is deemed “culturally acceptable.”
Women serving our country should never have to face the tragedy of a sexual assault, but if they do, they should be able to access comprehensive health care and support services.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Affairs, and Related Programs has passed a bill that would amend the current total ban on abortion care for Peace Corps volunteers by allowing the Corps to provide access to safe abortion services in cases of sexual assault, incest or life endangerment.
U.S. servicewomen put their lives on the line for us every day. We owe it to them to fight for their dignity and respect their choices.