Pentagon looks over its rules like abortion| MENAFN.COM

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 03:51 GMT

Pentagon looks over its rules like abortion


(MENAFN) Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin states the Pentagon is looking over its rules and available options “as permitted by federal law” to defend American service members’ access to abortion, after the Supreme Court’s decision to cancel Roe V. Wade.

“The Department is examining this decision closely and evaluating our policies to ensure we continue to provide seamless access to reproductive health care as permitted by federal law,” Austin stated, when the Supreme Court abolished a 1973 ruling that assured the absolute right to abortion in the first trimester and limited rights in the second.

“Nothing is more important to me or to this Department than the health and well-being of our Service members, the civilian workforce and DOD families,” the US defense chief went on to say.

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