Senator Gary Peters and Others Highlight the National Security Implications of Limited or Lack-of Abortion Care Access Including on Military Readiness and Recruitment

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined his Senate colleagues in a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin underscoring the serious national security imperatives tied to providing U.S. service members with access to protected leave for abortion and reproductive health care services. The letter addresses numerous national security implications in the wake of the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, which in addition to disenfranchising U.S. servicewomen of control over their own bodies, presents serious repercussions...



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