Browsing All posts tagged under »military rape«

A Culture of Coverup: Rape in the Ranks of the US Military

June 15, 2012


Op Ed News, June 15, 2012 by Naomi Wolf For men, combat experience is the leading cause of PTSD. For women, it’s sexual assault. This is the real “war on women” A new documentary by director Kirby Dick, The Invisible War, about systemic rape of women in the military and the retaliations and coverups victims […]

House Republicans Likely Will Block Amendment To Remove Military Abortion Ban

June 13, 2012


Think Progress, June 13, 2012 by Ben Sherman A Senate committee already has passed Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) amendment to ensure that military insurance plans cover abortion services in cases of rape and incest, giving military women the same access to abortion care as civilians. Currently, military insurance plans only offer abortion coverage if the […]

Shaheen Reinforces Commitment to Servicewomen

June 7, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice, June 7, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces gathered to bolster support for an amendment authored by the senator that would lift the ban on servicewomen using their military health-insurance plans to cover abortion care if the pregnancy is the result of sexual […]

The Other Front: U.S. Servicewomen Denied Abortion Coverage

May 30, 2012


ACLU of Northern California by Jessica Kenyon I was raped by a fellow soldier when I was stationed in Korea. I found out I was pregnant as a result of the rape when my commander called me into his office one day to charge me with adultery. A doctor at the medical center had told […]

Women raped while in the US military are denied abortions. End this now

May 28, 2012


The Guardian, May 28, 2012 by Nichi Hodgson Could the March Act be the law that finally persuades America’s anti-choicers of the compassionate abortion argument? “A female solider in Iraq is more likely to be attacked by a fellow soldier than killed by military fire,” declared a piece on rape in the US military in […]