Congress: It’s Time to Help Rape Survivors in the Military

About the Petition

Military rape has victimized servicewomen for decades— over 471 rape cases were reported in 2011 alone, and the majority continue to go unreported. In addition to everything these women go through as rape survivors, if they become pregnant, their military insurance does not cover an abortion should they seek one.

The Shaheen Amendment, providing abortion coverage for rape survivors, was passed in the Senate earlier this year, but shot down by conservatives in the House of Representatives. This amendment is going to Congress again with The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

We need to stand with organizations like UltraViolet and urge our representatives in Congress to help rape survivors when they need it most.

To: Congress

Today, women in the military who are raped and become pregnant still have to pay for their abortions out of pocket— many of them cannot afford this. The Shaheen Amendment provides abortion coverage to rape survivors, allowing them to continue their military careers.

We have a chance to help servicewomen who become pregnant as a result of this traumatic act. I urge you to pass this amendment, and end this injustice rape survivors face.


[Your name here]


  • 282
    Wilbur Franklin
    Tilden, IL
    2 months ago
  • 281
    John Tovar
    Blackhawk Village, IA
    2 months ago
  • 280
    Rachel m Hervey phn
    Santa Margarita, CA
    2 months ago
  • 279
    Dorothy Mckenna
    Green Valley, AZ
    2 months ago
  • 278
    Cooper Hart
    Nortonville, KS
    2 months ago
  • 277
    Natalie Alexander
    Irvine, CA
    2 months ago
  • 276
    Pj Ridley
    Bethesda, MD
    2 months ago
  • 275
    Brenna Phipps
    Butte, MT
    2 months ago
  • 274
    Chere High
    Jupiter, FL
    2 months ago
  • 273
    Michael Henderson
    Huntingtn Bch, CA
    2 months ago
  • 272
    Kate Mabry
    Grenada, MS
    2 months ago
  • 271
    Laurry Michlin
    Dallas, TX
    2 months ago
  • 270
    Jere Wilkerson
    Cambria, CA
    2 months ago
  • 269
    Lynn Juozilaitis
    Aurora, IL
    2 months ago

Get More