For those thinking the U.S. Department of Defense is some sort of bastion of American values and sane policy, I urge you very strongly to think again:
Yep - not only the troops, but their wives and daughters too.
The Defense Department dropped a trio of new policies Thursday aimed at closing some of the gaps that the overturn of Roe v. Wade opened up in service members' ability to access reproductive health care.
They include fully paid travel expenses for troops who have to go out of state to obtain an abortion and up to three weeks of leave, including to accompany a dependent or spouse, whether it's for an abortion or a fertility treatment. ...
Nearly a month's leave and expenses paid in order to abort your child. Boy, is this the most family-friendly military in history, or what?
The policies are a sort of compromise to some of the initial questions raised after the Supreme Court's Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization came down in late June, primarily whether service members should be able to request an exemption from stationing in states with restrictive abortion bans.
Instead, DoD has opted to cover travel expenses for reproductive health care that may be restricted by duty assignment location.