Skip to comments.Plan Would Allow Abortions at Military Hospitals
Posted on 06/11/2010 5:33:57 AM PDT by markomalley
WASHINGTON The fight to allow gay and bisexual people to serve openly in the military is already drawing political blood in Washington, but tucked into the same 852-page Pentagon policy bill as the repeal of dont ask, dont tell is a little-noticed amendment that takes on another emotionally charged issue: making abortion easier for military women in war zones.
In a vote that advocates of abortion rights sought beforehand to keep quiet, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a provision on May 27 to allow privately financed abortions at military hospitals and bases. Current law bans abortions in most cases at military facilities, even if women pay themselves, meaning they must go outside to private hospitals and clinics an impossibility for many of the estimated 100,000 American servicewomen in foreign countries, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The result, the advocates say, is that military women serving overseas do not have the same access to basic health care that other American women do, or that is ensured by the laws of the country they are fighting to protect. Its an issue of basic fairness, said Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, one of eight womens advocacy groups that lobbied heavily last month for the amendments passage.
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Stupak, what say you now?
The executive order, much like the FEDERAL illegal immigrant laws were never meant to be enforced by this usurper.
Are workers in the military healthcare system under different rules than civilian?
Will military docs and nurses be FORCED to perform the abortions?
NOT with my tax dollars!!!!!!
“The result, the advocates say, is that military women serving overseas do not have the same access to basic health care that other American women do, or that is ensured by the laws of the country they are fighting to protect. Its an issue of basic fairness, said Cecile Richards”
Easy fix: Kilo Yankee Lima Tango (keep your legs together) in a war zone.
I cant see any way a military doctor or nurse could refuse. It’s just another way the left wants keep good people out of the military, and ultimately destroy it along with our country.
It used to be that a mother would die before injuring her child.
Now we want our military women to kill their own child so that can fight for whom?
“A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.” John Paul II