article: Women Discharged from the Military for Pregnancy/Motherhood 1950-70s

9 Apr 2021 | By Oriana Pawlyk

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require the Government Accountability Office to investigate the involuntary discharge of thousands of women from military service from the 1950s to the 1970s due to pregnancy or motherhood — something that could end up restoring benefits to those who lost them through unwarranted dismissals.

Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley on Thursday introduced the “Justice for Women Veterans Act,” which would commission a study to identify “irregularities in discharges that may have left these women without the veterans’ benefits that they earned,” according to a release.

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