The usual policy has always been to send women who are pregnant and in combat situations home. A policy to send pregnant women home would make more sense. I get that they want to discourage women from getting pregnant. When I served in the Army, pregnancy was an easy out of your contract, as if you got pregnant, you could choose to leave the Army. I would imagine that in a combat situation, it's even more tempting.
This is simply not right. What about a married couple who has a birth control failure? It happens. Even if you're doing everything you can - what if you miss a pill because you're on a mission that takes too long? Or it just happens? This just seems mean spirited.
What are your thoughts? Have you been in the military? Have you been pregnant and in the military? Or do you just have an opinion? I'll listen to them all!