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The House recently passed an amendment to ensure that soldiers who are being deployed during wartime will not be at risk for losing their children as a result of their extended absence.
As part of a defense policy bill, this amendment aims at securing the custody arrangements of children before soldiers leave for war.
After reading an Associated Press story about soldiers coming home to find that they have lost custody of their children after serving their country, Rep. Mike Turner, R. Ohio, suggested the amendment, which was passed by voice vote.
Why It Should be Supported
Soldiers who have left to risk their lives for others are returning to an anything but happy homecoming when they find that they have lost custody of their families.
“This additional protection is needed to provide them peace of mind that the courts will not take away their children because they answered the country’s call to service,” Turner states.
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