China News Service, June 28. According to Agence France-Presse reported on the 27th, after the US Supreme Court made a ruling to overturn the "Roe v. Wade" case, the "abortion ban" issued by many states in the United States may make people serving in the US military. Women soldiers face more dangers and obstacles.

  After the U.S. Supreme Court reportedly overturned a precedent establishing the right to abortion, U.S. Defense Secretary Austin claimed to review the U.S. Department of Defense policy to "ensure that we continue to provide consistent reproductive health care services within the limits of federal law."

  Austin, however, did not announce any measures that would help the more than 230,000 women who serve in the U.S. military.

  Under the 1976 law, military doctors can only abort women who are proven to have "sexual assault, incest, or a dangerous maternal condition."

If female soldiers needed surgery in areas where abortion was banned, they had to travel to other states or find underground clinics.

  A military nurse named Julie said the abortion ban meant more difficulties for female soldiers.

Because if they want to have an abortion, they may need to take 4 to 5 days of leave, and taking leave has a great impact on soldiers, which also makes her very worried that female soldiers will use "less safe abortion methods".

  Additionally, according to a study in the journal Trauma, Violence & Abuse, one in four female U.S. soldiers has been sexually assaulted in the military.

However, they are often afraid to seek help from military doctors for fear of retaliation.

  According to a 2020 study in the journal Military Medicine, female soldiers serving in the military, especially the Navy, having sex in the military can be punished and may even affect their careers.

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