Women’s Health Care in DOD Unchanged by Supreme Court Decision > U.S. Department of Defense > Defense Department News

While last month’s Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization means each state now makes its own laws regarding abortion services, the health care that the Defense Department provides to service members has not changed, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness said. 

“Service members can receive the same reproductive health care after Dobbs as they did before the ruling,” Gil Cisneros testified today before the House Armed Services Committee. “Consistent with long-existing federal law, ‘covered abortions’ — those cases that involve rape, incest or where the life of the mother would be endangered — will

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The Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade affects patient care beyond abortions

As Texas’ total abortion ban looms, doctors fear lives are at stake for more patients than only those seeking abortions.

AUSTIN, Texas — Stricter access to abortion medications is one of the many challenges Texas doctors face after the passage of Senate Bill 8 and the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. Doctors face those restrictions even when the medications aren’t intended for abortions. 

With a total abortion ban coming soon in Texas, obstetricians and gynecologists told the KVUE Defenders that the public needs to know how the state’s abortion laws directly affect non-abortion patient care.


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