Military rape survivors are being victimized again—by the very agency tasked with helping them.
From the Alabama Supreme Court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, conservative anti-choice judges are setting the legal boundaries in the fight for abortion access.
Two veterans advocacy groups filed a lawsuit this week alleging that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is making it harder for military sexual assault survivors to claim disability for PTSD than other veterans.
At a hearing that featured the searing testimony of survivors of sexual assault in the military, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told RH Reality Check that her proposal to remove the prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command would see debate on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.
Today, Senator Patty Murray, Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs’ Committee, will ask the Senate to pass by unanimous consent a bill to end a ban by the Veterans Administration on support for in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
Female soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face a lack of reproductive and mental health services from the Veterans Administration. And the Veterans Administration is hesitant in its efforts to remedy the issue.