The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted June 19 to extend abortion coverage to Peace Corps volunteers by lifting a ban enacted in 1979.

Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
Position:WORTH NOTING - Brief article
 
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The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted June 19 to extend abortion coverage to Peace Corps volunteers by lifting a ban enacted in 1979. The bill includes a provision to bring the same coverage for abortion care to Peace Corps workers and trainees as currently extended in other areas of federal law. The bill would also permanently rescind the "Global Gag Rule," which denied U.S. family planning assistance to...

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