"Every American opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion should be aware of a major legislative battle coming in September," Yoest says. "When the Senate reconvenes, debate is expected to begin on this year’s Department of Defense (DOD) Authorization bill."
"Last May, when the Senate Armed Services Committee was putting this bill together, Senator Roland Burris (D-IL) added an amendment that would strike a provision in the U.S. Code that prohibits DOD medical personnel or facilities from performing abortions
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 15-12 for the amendment with all Republicans and Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson voting against it and all other Democrats voting for it.
Go to this page to contact your senators and urge opposition to abortions at U.S. military bases. Urge opposition to the Burris amendment and support for the Wicker amendment. http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm