Monday, June 23, 2014

Senate Committee Passes Appropriations Bill Promoting Equal Health Coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers

Press Release
The Center for Reproductive Rights
June 19, 2014

Center for Reproductive Rights applauds Senate Appropriations Committee for passing bill permitting abortion coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers in the cases of life endangerment, rape, and incest

 Today the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved funding bills for FY15 that finally allow health care coverage for abortion services for Peace Corps volunteers in cases of life endangerment, rape, and incest—a critical fix that would ensure women in the Peace Corps have the same limited coverage available to federal employees, women receiving health care assistance through Medicaid, and most recently, military servicewomen.

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