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Ok I would assume I member could get a flight home to attend in this matter. If you OUTCAN is near the border take a drive. The guy I met didn't even live in the States on his OUTCAN just drove over every morning.
That said there 700 members in the states. It this procedure required that much? Really can't see it. I expect more from people than sometimes I should.
Why would they need to return to Canada? Even though the number of states where an abortion may be available has diminished considerably since this SCOTUS decision, there are still providers available in many states. The distance that one would have to go may have increased but for some it may not have changed at all (e.g., Colorado, New York, California, etc . . . ). There are locations in Canada where CF members and dependents have to travel farther to find an abortion clinic.
How far is the nearest abortion provider from your military base? For almost half a million troops, it might now be 300 miles or more.
There may be more recent statistics than these mentioned in an 1989 article
She was the chief medical officer at a military base at Bagotville, Quebec. As evidence, she said 40 women became pregnant at the base, and only one chose to continue her pregnancy. "It's an impressive statistic," she said.
. . . the Department of Defence brought out its own statistics. Between 1980 and 1987, the department said, there were 261 abortions performed, and about 60 percent of those women continued their careers with the military. Over the same period, more than 1,200 servicewomen had babies, and about 70 percent of them stayed with the military.
There are probably not large numbers involved, either in the past or the future. Even with this new situation, my expectation is that there will be little change in the procedures for either referral to a US abortion clinic or the reimbursement of any expenses.