Home Health Parents News Now Single Mom Protests Dismissal from Air Force Single Mom Protests Dismissal from Air Force By Holly Lebowitz Rossi October 26, 2012 Advertisement Save Pin FB ellipsis More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Comment shutterstock_92273362 29978 The reason for the policy, according to Air Force officials, is that the demands of deployment and military service put strain on family life and even more so for single parents. The Air Force accused Edmonds of committing fraud, ejected her from its ranks and revoked her $92,000 scholarship. Her case is currently under review. Edmonds' mother, Karen, a military wife for 25 years, said deployments are tough on all service members and their families, married or not. If her daughter were to deploy, Karen Edmonds said, her grandson would be well cared for by an extended family that includes the child's father and both sets of grandparents. Edmonds' mother said she believes the policy discriminates against single women and encourages pregnant single women to abort their pregnancies. "The Air Force is making an assumption that single parents cannot provide adequately for their children if deployed," Edmonds' mother said. "That's what burns me up." Image: Air Force uniform, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB ellipsis More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Comment Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Single Mom Protests Dismissal from Air Force Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.