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Senate committee approves abortions at military hospitals

June 11, 2010

In a quiet May 27 vote, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted 15-12 to permit abortions at US military hospitals. The provision is now an amendment to an 852-page bill which, if approved, will repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and allow openly homosexual men and women to serve in the military.


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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jun. 11, 2010 9:30 PM ET USA

    I would like to think most people have learned their lesson after seeing what has happened as a result of the 2008 election and will pray and resolve to vote pro-life in November. There are enough good people to change our nation back to a country which respects both our Lord and the sanctity of life.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jun. 11, 2010 9:27 PM ET USA

    The good news is that military members tend to be more conservative than the general public, and abortion at military hospitals is not something that they've actually been requesting, so it is likely there won't be very many. As to DADT, it is never appropriate to display, discuss, or act on one's sexuality in a professional setting, whether one is gay or straight. I would hope that anyone experiencing unwanted advances would file a harassment suit, which might force regs to be reinstated.

  • Posted by: williiam ronner - Jun. 11, 2010 4:39 PM ET USA

    60% of those claiming to be Catholic voted for Obama. However, this president had far fewer practicing Catholics supporting him.

  • Posted by: Hal - Jun. 11, 2010 12:43 PM ET USA

    Ummm.......suprised? Not me. 60 % of the Catholic vote for this Administration. At least we have the luxury of knowing we did it to ourselves.