Just got this email from New Hampshire US Senator Jeanne Shaheen:
“Every day, more than 400,000 servicewomen risk their lives in defense of our country and our ideals. For that, they should be honored.
Tragically, right now, they’re being denied respect, care, and basic dignity. Each year, an estimated 19,000 of our servicewomen, who make the greatest sacrifice anyone can make, are victims of sexual assault. And yet they are denied insurance coverage for abortions even in cases of rape and incest.
We can’t let this continue.
My amendment to give these women the coverage they deserve is in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The final vote could come as soon as this week and we have to make sure it’s not stripped.
We just found out there’s going to be a cloture vote at 5:30 today on the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains Jeanne’s amendment to right this wrong