Don’t Ask, Don’t Get Pregnant: Military Policy for Iraq Bans Pregnancy or Impregnanting

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Stars and Stripes, The Independent News Source for the U.S. Military Community, is  reporting that a policy which went into effect in early November, and just reported, restricts the reproductive rights of military and civilian personnel:

The rule governs all those serving under Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo III, who commands Multi-National Division-North, including Balad, Kirkuk, Tikrit, Mosul and Samarra. According to the order, it is”applicable to all United States military personnel, and to all civilians, serving with, employed by, or accompanying”the military in northern Iraq, with few exceptions.

Someone would violate the policy by”becoming pregnant, or impregnating a soldier, while assigned to the Task Force Marne (Area of Operations), resulting in the redeployment of the pregnant soldier,”according to the order.

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-Ruthann Robson

(cross-post from Constitutional Law Profs blog)

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