The Boston College Journal of Law and Social Justice recently published a piece by a law student urging for abortions to be paid for by the federal government for Peace Corps employees.
“In the name of fairness, the Peace Corps Act should be permanently amended to ensure that politics play no role in the provision of comprehensive medical care to female Volunteers,” wrote Eliza T. Murray, a BC law school student and president of the Law Student Association. “Using Peace Corps policy to impose obstacles on volunteer access to emergency abortions in furtherance of domestic and foreign policy goals is an illegitimate government purpose.”
Murray refers to the unborn as “potential life” and even goes so far as to argue that, “it is worth noting that funding abortion is less expensive than funding childbirth.”
Murray compared pregnancy to what she termed “other ailments or injury” and said that “using Peace Corps policy to impose obstacles on Volunteer access to emergency abortions in furtherance of domestic and foreign policy goals is an illegitimate government purpose.”
The Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice, according to its website, is a “progressive, alternative legal perspective on issues both within the United States and in the developing world” that publishes twice per year. It is available through the college’s website.
Earlier this year, the journal published a piece arguing Planned Parenthood’s case against a suicide advisory law for women seeking an abortion in South Dakota.
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