Pentagon To Pay Travel Expenses, Paid Leave For Service Member Abortions

  • Military service members seeking an abortion may be granted travel allowances and up to three weeks of paid leave to terminate their pregnancies under a new Defense Department policy announced on Feb. 16.
  • Under the new policy, which takes effect within the next month, service members will have up until 20 weeks gestation to notify their commanders of their pregnancy status.
  • While noting that service members may need to disclose certain health information for their requests to be authorized, the policy states that those seeking “non-covered reproductive health care services” may be granted an administrative absence of up to 21 days of paid administrative leave and, where required, “allowances” for travel and transportation.
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