Limiting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Could Threaten National Security

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Recently, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 24 Defense Appropriations Bill (PDF). Included in the bill is a prohibition on the Department of Defense (DoD) using any of the funds to provide financial assistance and paid leave for service members and qualified family members who travel over state lines for abortion care. This would rescind a pair of recently implemented DoD policies designed to improve access to reproductive health care for service women and female dependents.

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