The Pentagon insisted Tuesday there would be no interruption in access to abortion services for troops despite the Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade and snap moves by more than two dozen states to ban or restrict the procedure.
The court’s decision does not prohibit the military from providing care for covered abortions — pregancies that risk the life of the woman or are the result of rape or incest — as allowed under federal law, Gil Cisneros, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, wrote in a memo to Defense Department leaders.