The military spending bill signed by President Obama at the end of December contained a provision that will change the lives and careers of the estimated several hundred women in the armed forces who become pregnant as the result of rape at the hands of fellow soldiers. (Last year, only 471 were reported.) Since 1988, military insurance have only financed abortions for female soldiers if the woman's life was in danger, which was visibly unjust even before it became clear via episodes like the one at Lackland Air Force Base that there was an epidemic of military rape. Not anymore.
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