Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced a bill Wednesday that would expand reproductive health-care coverage for women in the military and their families.
“Justice?” says one of the women who took desperate steps to leave the violence in her home country. “That’s for those who have money. For the poor, there is none.”
Jessica De Samito, who is six months pregnant and needs methadone maintenance therapy to maintain her pregnancy, will continue treatment at home.
Advocates for 30-year-old Jessica De Samito, who is 24 weeks pregnant, say a Texas county jail is withholding the methadone treatment she needs to sustain her pregnancy.
The House passed its version of the defense bill last week, with some wins and losses on sexual assault and a few boons for new moms.
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.
In the month before Afghanistan’s presidential elections on April 5, three deadly attacks occurred against journalists who became targets of terror. I was once a war reporter. Now I write about war from a distance.
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.
An attempt to bring up for debate measures designed to address sexual assault in the military, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s bid to remove prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command, was scuttled on Monday.
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.