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Military’s Abortion Policy is Harming Female Troops’ Mental, Physical Health, Study Finds

By Marie Solis

Female service members say the U.S. military’s restrictive abortion policies have been damaging to their physical and emotional health and disastrous for their careers and financial stability.

In a study published on Wednesday, Kate Grindlay, a researcher at Ibis Reproductive Health, interviewed 21 women ages 19 to 34 who had abortions while serving in the military from 2015 to 2016. Many of them told Grindlay they felt abandoned by the military and didn’t know where to turn.

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