August 13, 2022

Could Access to Abortion Services Change Where the Military Stations Troops?


Journalist: Thomas Novelly

It's unlikely that the Dobbs decision will cause a major shift in future bases away from the South, where some of the nation's more restrictive abortion laws and measures are on the books.

But Katherine L. Kuzminski, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security think tank who researches military culture and family issues, pointed out that placing certain bases in areas that may have an effect on service members does have a major impact on public opinion.

"It certainly comes up in the discussions, whether it be about future basing operations or future military recruits -- like, what are the perceptions of the military if they aren't able to get abortion access or when, when any social issue gets involved," Kuzminski said in an interview with

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  • Katherine L. Kuzminski

    Deputy Director of Studies, Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Katherine L. Kuzminski (formerly Kidder) is the Deputy Director of Studies, and the Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society (MVS) Program at CNAS. Her research special...