Mideast Report

JERUSALEM (JPS) — The Israel Defense Force is to issue the "morning after" pill Postinor 2 to female soldiers at a subsidized cost.

According to the IDF weekly Bamahane, the pill would be prescribed to soldiers at their unit clinic by IDF gynecological officers and gynecological specialist.

The IDF is examining the possibility of purchasing the pill in bulk to be distributed at regional command centers and other large units at a subsidized price, the weekly said.

The IDF's unspoken policy is to allow a female solider to undergo one abortion during her military service, but she is dismissed if she gets pregnant again.