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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:35 PM

Abortion For Military Rape Victims Amendment Passes Senate


Abortion For Military Rape Victims Amendment Passes Senate

In 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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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/abortion-military-rape-jeanne-shaheen_n_2244668.html



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Tx4obama Dec 2012 OP
peacebird Dec 2012 #1
DreamGypsy Dec 2012 #2
scmoore120 Dec 2012 #3
davidpdx Dec 2012 #4
CTyankee Dec 2012 #5
sakabatou Dec 2012 #8
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #6
libdem4life Dec 2012 #7
RebelOne Dec 2012 #9
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #10

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:46 PM

1. Excellent, but very sad that this was actually needed......

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:47 PM

2. A big first step...

...but when will women in the military get full medical coverage from their employer? Independent of an extreme, though frequent, cause of the condition.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:48 PM

3. I agree. Excellent and WTF? Sad that is was/is that way.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:09 AM

4. The House of Representatives will fuck it up

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:47 AM

5. Yep, we're in for more nauseating "legitimate rape" and "true rape" and "God's will" talk from

these neanderthals (apologies to neanderthals).

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:57 PM

8. I'm certain it will

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:25 PM

6. I hope it also pays for their flight

And doesn't make them take leave time. I know both has happened to women stationed in the Middle East.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:13 PM

7. A very good thing but the military never did want females. This is part of the reason, IMHO.

Now that it is a fact, they do not want pregnant soldiers...or soldiers with expensive skills leaving because they are pregnant...who can ID other military personnel ... often superiors ... and now with DNA it becomes legally messy. It's not about suddenly becoming financially pro-choice or clear on the definition of rape.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:20 PM

9. How about prosecution for the rapists? n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:34 AM

10. Umm I thought this was a no brainer?

I learn more everyday on how backward some of our institutions are in certain area. I never actually thought there was a issue behind a military member getting a abortion but I was ignorant.

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