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Labor Department Website Features Women Vets’ Issues

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 – Labor Department officials have launched a new website devoted to issues and challenges affecting women veterans. The site is a collaborative effort between the Labor Department, the Veterans’ Employment Training Service and the Women’s Bureau. The new website highlights potential challenges that may affect the economic security of women veterans, including: Disability. Women veterans are more likely than their male peers to have a significant service related disability. Thirty-five percent...

Defense Bill To Contain Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 contains language that authorizes the federal government to provide taxpayer funding of abortions. The Act will allow the Department of Defense to conduct abortions at military hospitals, at taxpayer expense, if the patient is deemed to have been a victim of rape or incest. This is a departure from the policy of previous years, which prohibited taxpayer funding of abortion with federal dollars. DoD funding of abortions has been prohibited by law since 1996, except where necessary...

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