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Pregnant Iraq Personnel Could Face Court-Martial: Army General Bans Pregnancy

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Army general commanding U.S. forces in northern Iraq has added pregnancy to the list of prohibitions for personnel under his command.

The policy, which went into effect Nov. 4, makes it possible to face punishment, including a court-martial and jail time, for becoming pregnant or impregnating a servicemember, according to the wording of the policy and confirmations from Army officials.

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