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Senate refuses abortion rights for rape victims in the military

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In addition to turning America into a warzone and allowing indefinite torture and detainment for US citizens, Congress this week decided that women raped while serving their country won't be provided coverage for abortions. The military, it turns out, is pro-life. Despite one-in-three women in the military saying they've been sexually assaulted while serving their country, the Senate decided to skip over voting for an amendment which would have allowed rape victims coverage for abortion. While civilians employed by the US government are given such protection, coverage is not granted in the US military. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hoped to change that with an amendment tacked on to the National Defense Authorization Bill, but on Wednesday the Senate decided to move pass the legislation without bringing it up for vote.

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Women soldiers have fewer protections that the wom... by Amanda Lang on Friday, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:43:14 PM