Abortion Amend. Included in Defense Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27:  U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks to reporters after meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, on Capitol Hill November 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. McCain said he was more troubled with the answers he received during the meeting with Rice on statements she made regarding the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya than he was before the meeting was held.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    For many military women, the reaction is: finally. A Senate committee approved an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill on Tuesday that will extend insurance coverage of abortion to military women who have been raped, lifting a decades-long ban on abortion coverage for military rape victims. The move is a triumph in the fight for equity for military women—since 1981, they have not had the same level of health coverage as civilian employees, Medicaid recipients, and even federal prisoners who belong to government-issued insurance plans.

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