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• Current law prohibits the performance of abortion by Department of Defense medical personnel or in Department of Defense medical facilities except when the life of the mother is at risk or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. There is no distinction in this policy between military facilities within the United States and those overseas.
• Senator Roland Burris (D, IL) added language in the committee process to S. 3454, the National Defense Authorization Act, to allow abortions at taxpayer-funded military base hospitals. Section 713 seeks to strike out the words “Restriction on Use of Funds”. Senator Burris’ summary of his amendment is available here.
• Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Chairman, Committee on Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to all U.S. Senators opposing the Burris language.