Stand up for raped servicewomen
Under current law, servicewomen who are raped and become pregnant are forced to pay for their own abortions because their health insurance does not cover them the way it does for civilians working for the government. Servicewomen also must seek an abortion provider outside military health centers unless an investigation proves the rape occurred. For servicewomen deployed in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, outside providers aren’t an option and investigations are both difficult and time consuming.
Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced an amendment to the 2013 defense authorization act that would end these restrictions and require health insurance to cover abortions in cases of rape and incest. Unsurprisingly, her amendment faces opposition from House Republicans.
Sign our petition thanking Sen. Shaheen for standing up for servicewomen. We will send her the signatures so she can use them to help persuade her congressional colleagues to do the right thing.
Thank you Senator Shaheen for proposing an amendment that would give servicewomen the same access to abortion services as the citizens they fight for.
Please use our signatures to help persuade your colleagues to support the amendment
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