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VA to offer abortion to pregnant veterans in some cases

Posted on AllSides September 2nd, 2022
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The Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday it plans to provide abortions in cases of rape, incest and when birth may present a danger to a woman's health — "regardless of state restrictions."

The big picture: The VA said the change was necessary after dozens of states banned the procedure earlier this summer once the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Driving the news: The department submitted an interim rule to the Federal Register Thursday night that will allow abortion access on federal property in some cases, even in states that ban the procedure.

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