“(Reblogged from amodernmanifesto)
This is about equity. Civilian women who depend on the federal government for health insurance — whether they are postal workers or Medicaid recipients — have the right to access affordable abortion care if they are sexually assaulted. It is only fair that the thousands of brave women in uniform fighting to protect our freedoms are treated the same.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the sponsor of an amendment to the Senate’s version of the defense budget removing some of the restrictions on abortion funding in military medical facilities (only in the cases of rape or incest, but this is a start), which was approved Thursday by the Senated Armed Services Committee. (via thepoliticalnotebook)