Boxer Introduces Act to Remove Ban on Taxpayer-funded Military Abortions

By:  Raven Clabough
06/22/2011
       

Last September, Congressional Democrats attempted to insert a provision into a military spending authorization bill that would have ended the longstanding ban on elective military abortions at overseas hospitals. As a result, the spending bill failed and the ban remained in effect. Now, California’s liberal Senator Barbara Boxer (left) has elected to make military abortions a focal point by introducing the MARCH for Military Women Act (Military Access to Reproductive Care and Health). Introduced by Boxer and her colleagues Kristen Gillibrand, Patty Murray, Jeanne Shaheen and Frank Lautenberg, the bill not only ends the ban on military abortions but includes a provision that would allow taxpayers to pay for those abortions performed in Department of Defense medical facilities.

Last September, Congressional Democrats attempted to insert a provision into a military spending authorization bill that would have ended the longstanding ban on elective military abortions at overseas hospitals. As a result, the spending bill failed and the ban remained in effect. Now, California’s liberal Senator Barbara Boxer (left) has elected to make military abortions a focal point by introducing the MARCH for Military Women Act (Military Access to Reproductive Care and Health). Introduced by Boxer and her colleagues Kristen Gillibrand, Patty Murray, Jeanne Shaheen and Frank Lautenberg, the bill not only ends the ban on military abortions but includes a provision that would allow taxpayers to pay for those abortions performed in Department of Defense medical facilities.

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