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Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Senate Approves Bill To Provide Insurance Coverage for Abortion for Military Rape Victims

The Huffington Post: Abortion for Military Rape Victims Passes Senate, by Laura Bassett:

US SenateIn a historic bipartisan vote on Tuesday, the Senate passed Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N.H.) amendment to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that would extend abortion insurance coverage to victims of rape in the military. If the House of Representatives decides to include the measure in its version of the defense bill, military servicewomen who have become pregnant from rape will no longer have to pay out of pocket for an abortion procedure for the first time since 1981. . . .

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