[Vision2020] VA to provide abortions in cases of rape, danger to woman’s health

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Fri Sep 2 07:54:22 PDT 2022

Makes me proud to be a veteran.

Courtesy of the Military Times at:



VA to provide abortions in cases of rape, danger to woman’s health

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to offer abortion access to veterans and eligible dependents in cases of rape, incest and pregnancies that endanger the life or health of a woman, arguing the change is needed after more than two dozen states banned the procedure this summer.
The move marks the first time VA physicians could perform abortions on federal property, even in states where it has been outlawed.
The decision comes 10 weeks after the Supreme Court overturned its 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide. That in turn has prompted a national debate over the department’s responsibilities and limits in regards to reproductive health services for women veterans.
Administration officials have argued that VA employees, when working within the scope of their federal jobs, may provide needed services regardless of state restrictions.


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"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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