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American servicewomen and the spouses of servicemen will no longer be able to have abortions at overseas military hospitals, thanks to legislation passed in the House today. The bill amounts to an opening salvo in theGOP drive to eliminate government funding for abortionsand narrow access to the procedure. GOP Presidential hopeful Rep. Robert Dornan, (R-Calif.) led the charge as Republicans narrowly staved off a Democratic move to drop the ban from a 1996 defense spending bill. Ten abortions had been performed at the foreign bases since President Clinton's 1993 executive order ended the ban.