DAILY CATHOLIC     FRI-SAT-SUN     May 21-23, 1999     vol. 10, no. 99

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HOUSE COMMITTEE KEEPS BAN ON ABORTION AT MILITARY BASES

          WASHINGTON, DC (CWNews.com) - The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday turned back new proposals that would have allowed abortions to be performed on military bases overseas.

          The proposal by Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-California, would have allowed military women or dependents use their own funds to pay for abortions at military hospitals. The current law only allows abortions in case of rape or incest or when the life of the mother is endangered. Public funds can only be used to perform abortions in such hospitals when the life of the mother is threatened.

          The committee did expand the circumstances under which public funds could be used for abortions to include pregnancies that resulted from rape or incest reported to law enforcement authorities, but excluding cases of statutory rape.


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May 21-23, 1999       volume 10, no. 99
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