Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Does Dreier really think they haven't suffered enough?

House Refuses To Vote On Abortion Coverage For Military Rape Victims
Image via HuffPo

'I think it's outrageous that we have young women who are serving our country and sacrificing their lives, and if they are raped and a pregnancy happens then they cannot utilize federal resources in order to have an abortion,' Rep. Davis told HuffPost. 'How can we tell a servicewoman that we would provide funding for her if she were sitting in a safe office in Washington, DC, but because she's fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan we tell her no? It's just not acceptable.' 
Instances of rape in the armed services are alarmingly common: The Pentagon reported more than 3,000 cases in FY 2009, and the Department of Defense estimates that reported incidents only account for a small fraction of the sexual assaults that actually occur. 
Davis said it is unclear exactly why the House Committee on Rules, led by Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.), decided that the amendment did not deserve to be debated or get a vote.


Republicans hate the troops. (@KRLgrrl needs to check this one out.)Wed May 25 21:35:46 via web
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