We are so close to ending a law that blocks women in the military from accessing abortion.
More and more women are fighting in the military every year. And they're stationed overseas in places where local abortion facilities are inadequate or unavailable, or where they don't speak the language.
Servicewomen facing an unintended pregnancy overseas literally have nowhere to turn. The same is true for families serving abroad. Wives who depend on military services for their health care are banned from turning to their regular doctor if they face an unintended pregnancy.
This ban doesn't allow women to use their own money for abortion care. Ending the ban would mean that servicewomen could personally pay for abortion services at a military hospital where it's safe.
We already won one round – when a Senate committee voted to repeal the ban.
But round two will be tough. Anti-choice senators are trying to stop us. We expect our opponents to use every chance they get to change the bill when the full Senate votes and keep the abortion ban in place. They've already rallied their anti-choice activists. The attacks are not going to stop.
Thanks for helping us put an end to this abortion ban that makes our servicewomen second-class citizens.