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Shaheen Amendment

Molly O'Toole

'It'll Hurt Less Than If I'm Alive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact

In just a year in the Army, Jessica Kenyon said she was sexually assaulted three different times, her trauma compounded by two botched rape investigat...

Laura Bassett

GOP Congressmen Agree To Military Abortion Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

A bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate members approved an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill on Tuesday that will extend the ...

The Time is Now to End Discrimination Against Our Servicemembers

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Tammy Duckworth

Under current law, if a servicewoman becomes pregnant as a result of sexual assault and chooses abortion, her military health insurance will not cover it. As a combat veteran and newly elected member of the House of Representatives, I ask Congress to repeal this discriminatory ban.

Laura Bassett

Colin Powell Urges Congress To Pass Abortion Amendment For Military Rape Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Colin Powell, former Secretary of State under president George W. Bush, urged House and Senate leaders on Monday to support Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N...

U.S. Coast Guard Officer: "My Rape Could Have Been Prevented"

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.07.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Kori Cioca shared her frightening story on HuffPost Live Wednesday about being raped while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. In a conversation with hos...

Laura Bassett

Abortion For Military Rape Victims Amendment Passes Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

In a historic bipartisan vote on Tuesday, the Senate passed Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N.H.) amendment to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act th...

Laura Bassett

Bill To Restore Abortion Coverage To Military Rape Victims Bypassed In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Despite pervasive sexual assault in the U.S. military, women who become pregnant as a result of rape while serving in the military are denied abortion...