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Democratic lawmakers have already been pushing for military leaders to ensure access to abortion services for troops stationed in states hoping to outlaw the procedure.
Military officials expect to start awarding the new Basic Needs Allowance in calendar 2023.
The number of active-duty suicides increased every year from 2015 to 2020.
Military officials reported more than 40,000 incidents from 2015 to 2019, but outside advocates say that count may have ignored thousands more.