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Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown: Military Women Deserve Access To Abortion After Rape

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The Republican Senator is breaking from his party ranks to support allowing access to abortion for women in the military who have been victims of sexual assault.

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New Ad Campaign Features Three-Star General and Veterans Against a Military Ban on Abortion Coverage

Dottie Guy, Kayla Williams and Shannon Clark, three female veterans who have recently returned from war zones.

The ACLU, in conjunction with a group of retired military leaders and veterans, launched a new ad campaign today targeting the Department of Defense’s ban on servicewomen using their insurance to pay for abortion services if they become pregnant as the result of rape or incest.

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Dispatches From AWID 2012: Burmese Women’s Groups to World: Hold the Applause

At AWID 2012, Burmese women’s groups described the culture of fear, oppression, and abuse still rife within the country, and warned the international community not to celebrate just yet.

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Lack of Contraceptive Access: The Public Health Emergency in Eastern Burma

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A report released today details how the public health emergency in eastern Burma continues to undermine the health and well being of millions of people affected by decades of war. Women in eastern Burma face the worst pregnancy outcomes anywhere in Asia, and access to contraception is virtually nonexistent. 

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Reproductive Health Services in the Military: It’s Time to Stop Denying Servicewomen the Basic Rights For Which They Fight

Military servicewomen fight for our country and our rights yet are denied access to basic reproductive health care.  They face shockingly high rates of sexual assault and rape, yet are denied access to legal services. We urge policymakers in 2012 to put politics aside and support the women serving our country through policies that put their needs and wellbeing first, as they do ours.

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STOKING FIRE: Ultra-Conservative Doctrine May Be the Reason for Unreported Sexual Crimes in the Military

Part of the blame for the reluctance to report sexual crimes in the military rests with an unsympathetic military chaplaincy, one of the few places soldiers, sailors, reservists, national guardians, and marines can turn for counseling.

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Her Service and Sacrifice Demand Fairness and Equal Treatment from Congress

If our brave military women are willing to protect our freedoms, we should protect their freedoms as well.

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The Shaheen Amendment Promises Basic Fairness for Servicewomen. Now Let’s Get a Vote!

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen took a historic stand for military women. Now it’s our turn to stand with her.

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Military Leaders Standing Up for Servicewomen in Support of Shaheen Amendment

Lieutenant General Ronald R. Blanck, D.O. (Ret.)

Flag officers in the United States Armed Forces have signed a letter of support for the pending Shaheen Amendment to the FY 12 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867) that would provide servicewomen and military dependents with abortion coverage in cases of rape and incest.

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Standing Up for Servicewomen: Rape Survivors Deserve Access to Abortion Care

Servicewomen rely on the military for their health care, but under current policy they are left to fend for themselves if they become pregnant after being raped.

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