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Bearing the Battle Should Not Preclude Bearing A Child

Posted by PVA Staff on Jan 15, 2017 2:23:09 PM

The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015, introduced by Senator Patty Murray last February, would have ended the 23-year ban on providing veterans with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) options; a ban that essentially limits — even eliminates in many cases — a veteran's ability to bear or produce a child despite suffering the consequences of an improvised explosive device (IED) blast or a sniper's life-changing bullet.

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Topics: Veterans Issues, Capitol Hill, Sherman Gillums Jr.

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