8.2 C
New York
Friday, October 7, 2022
HomeWorldUSVA suggest abortion in cases of rape, incest or danger to health

VA suggest abortion in cases of rape, incest or danger to health

Comment

Branch of veterans affairs, in historic shift, will provide advice on termination of pregnancy and abortion in cases of rape, incest, or if the pregnancy is a health hazard of pregnant veteran at their federal medical facilities across the country, including in states that prohibit or severely restrict the practice of secession announced Friday.

According to the project of in rule change new policy overhaul of medical services provided to 9 million veterans and eligible family members; VA has not had an abortion before of of any kind or offer advice on termination of pregnancy to patients considering this procedure.

2 million female veterans in United States, according to VA, and around quarter of they are enrolled in Wa care.

“VA serves approximately 300,000 women of childbearing age and women Veterans are Virginia’s fastest growing cohort,” Virginia spokesman Terrence Hayes said. in email. One day rule published, Hayes said the VA would “immediately prepare to provide these services in so much locations as possible”.

The decision to have an abortion will get worse military personnel crisis, Pentagon says

VA Secretary Denis McDonough in a statement called the change “a patient safety decision”.

“Pregnant veterans and VA beneficiaries deserve to be access to world-class of reproductive care when they need exactly this. This is what our nation owes them, and this is what we in Virginia will do,” McDonough said.

Veteran defenders hailed the change as an extension on veterans health care options.

“Increase access for timely and quality medical care for veterans should always be top priority for VA, Jeremy Butler, CEO of Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan for America, said in email.

Other supporters such as Senator Patty Murray (Wash.), who sits on The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee praised the VA change while criticizing Republican lawmakers. for shaping the landscape of restrictive reproductive rights, many Americans are now face.

“For first Will the Veterans Health Administration finally be able to provide abortion services ever? ensure nobody of our veterans or their dependents will have to face medical emergencies—or staying pregnant after rape or incest—simply because Republican politicians think they know what best for them,” Murray said. in statement.

V.A. move two months have passed since the federal protection provided by the attraction Rowe vs. Wade decision were overturned by the Supreme Court. Sheriff Elnahal, Vice Minister of Virginia for health, in statement said V.A. made change after talking to veterans and medical professionals who “sounded the alarm” over restrictions at the state level that have come into force place after Caviar was upside down created a health risk for veterans and their families.

Michigan Republicans Block Abortion Referendum up showdown

While new policy extension of veteran health care benefits, the rules are very similar to the existing assistance in the Department of Defense, which provides abortions in military hospitals using the same criteria. active-military care is not widely used, with less than two dozen abortions on on average each year, according to the Pentagon.

However, lawyers put pressure on legislators and defense officials help remove obstacles for planned abortions, pointing to military bases in many states ban all abortions and difficulty of travel long distances. V.A. described a similar issue in draft policy say some veterans and family participants “may no longer be able to receive such medical services in their communities.”

Under new Virginia policy health care providers will determine what qualifies of pregnancy is dangerous to health of life of pregnant man on in each specific case. Veterans seeking to terminate a pregnancy that is result of rape or incest need for self-report only and not need provide documentation such as a police report, the department said.

With a department offering abortion services for in first time is not clear how quickly VA funds will be able to bring on doctors who Can perform procedure, especially in states where abortion is greatly restricted. One solution could be to seek help from civilian hospitals if veterans and eligible family members qualify. VA will pay the bill in those cases.

Abortion is now banned in these states. See where the laws are changed.

Follow World Weekly News on

Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
Tyler is working as the Author at World Weekly News. He has a love for writing and have been writing for a few years now as a free-lancer.

Leave a Reply

Must Read