The Bush Era Continues To Fade...

Some good news today! Back in the Bush era, emergency contraception (aka Plan B, the morning after pill) was not available in overseas military pharmacies. The women who were putting their lives on the line for us did not have the same access to EC that their civilian counterparts at home do. I can walk into any pharmacy and buy myself EC if the condom breaks or if I am raped. A soldier overseas could not do the same in the same situations. (And given that a female soldier in Iraq is more likely to be raped by her fellow soldiers than killed by enemy fire, they really and truly *need* that access.)

But the DoD has just announced that they're reversing the Bush-era policy and recommending that EC be stocked on our bases overseas, available to our female soldiers when they need it. Yay!

It's nice to see something go right for a change.

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