A woman's right to lose

Vanessa at Feministing traces the case of the wife of a Navy sailor whose abortion the government refuses to pay for -- despite the fact that the fetus was diagnosed with a fatal birth defect.

She had the abortion, sued for reimbursement, received $3,000 and then, after the ruling was overturned in appeals court, the government demanded its money back. Why? Because: "the standing law serves the governmental function of protecting 'potential life.'"

Except, didn't the professional medical opinion say that this was not a "potential life"? (Feministing)
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