Proposal to End Military Abortion Ban Complicates Defense Budget Bill

September 20, 2010 09:36

Add abortion to the list of hot-button social issues that could derail a sweeping budget blueprint for the nation’s military.


‘An amendment from Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., to end a longstanding ban on abortions at U.S. military hospitals overseas is attached to the defense authorization bill set to come up for a vote in the Senate. ‘

‘The Burris proposal would undo restrictions put in place by congressional Republicans during the Clinton administration. That policy restricted abortions at military hospitals to cases of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is threatened. ‘


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