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FY2023 NDAA: Military Abortion Policies [Updated July 29, 2022]   [open pdf - 736KB]

From the Document: "The June 24, 2022, Supreme Court decision on 'Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health' [hyperlink], which overturns 'Roe v. Wade' and allows states to restrict abortion access, has raised questions from some Members of Congress [hyperlink] about the ability of military personnel and their family members to access abortion services when assigned to military installations in such jurisdictions. In most cases, while military servicemembers can submit assignment preferences, Department of Defense (DOD) policy [hyperlink] dictates that the primary consideration for assigning servicemembers is 'current qualifications and the ability to fill a valid requirement.' Senior officials may approve exceptions to this policy in certain instances (e.g., personal or family hardships)."

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CRS Insight, IN11960
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2022-07-29
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