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The U.S. Supreme Court officially reversed Roe v. Wade, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion, upheld for nearly a half-century, no longer exists. However, The Department of the Navy will continue to provide abortions in cases when the mother's life is at risk or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; instances are known as "covered abortions".
Federal law which prohibits performing or paying for abortion procedure does not affect the DON's existing leave policies, and service members will still be allowed to travel as necessary to receive abortion care --either as Government funded, official travel for a covered abortion, or at the Service member's own expense on regular leave for all other cases. See memo for more details.
Abortion-related Policy and Information
Pregnancy and Parenthood Policies
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