editorial | abortion coverage
Fairness for women in uniform
If a woman working for almost any arm of the federal government is raped and becomes pregnant, her insurance would cover an abortion. But if she is serving her country in the military, it wouldn’t. A long overdue measure now pending before the US Senate would cover the cost for American servicewomen victimized by rape or incest. The measure should pass. Members of the armed forces are the only category of federal employees whose health insurance does not cover abortions in case of rape or incest.