The Senate Armed Services passed an amendment today to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would end the ban on insurance coverage of abortion care for military women and dependents who experience rape or incest.
The Shaheen Amendment,if passed by Congress and signed by the President, would address [this issue] by bringing the military’s health insurance policy in line with the policy that governs other federal programs, such as Medicaid and the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program and as a result enable servicewomen to receive insurance coverage for abortion care.
The amendment has been approved by a Senate Committee. Last November, the Senate refused to vote on it. This year, with your help, it’s going to be different. Contact your legislators in the Senate and the House and urge them to pass this amendment!