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VA to Offer Emergency Abortions to Veterans Despite State Abortion Bans

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J Froelich
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KUAF
Flags fly in front of Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.

Under a new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs interim final rule, pregnant veterans and VA beneficiaries will be able to obtain abortions -- if their life or health is in danger. VA patients whose pregnancies were the result of rape or incest will also be eligible for emergency abortions.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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