Action Alert!


By Diogenes (articles ) | May 18, 2008

Should students with moral objections to abortion be obliged to contribute to abortion insurance as part of their school plan? The issue is heating up at Harvard (tip to Pewsitter).

In the past two weeks, Harvard students opened their mailboxes to find a blue "opt-out" card as part of the Abortion Opt-Out Campaign of Harvard Right to Life (HRL). The initiative allows students to request a refund of the part of their Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plan that funds elective abortions -- one dollar per term.

So what do you call yourselves if you believe your peers should be forced, against their moral convictions, to contribute to the subvention of homicide?

For lots of students, the ability to obtain refunds from insurance due to moral convictions is troubling. Sean P. Mascali '08, president of Students for Choice, said he thinks that students should not have this right.

Students for Choice.

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  • Posted by: - May. 20, 2008 12:15 AM ET USA

    Give Sean his 30 pieces of silver, and we'll call it a day.

  • Posted by: - May. 19, 2008 11:25 AM ET USA

    Here in the land of the free and the home of the brave, a kid who is about to graduate from this most prestigious school, thinks all in his peer group should be forced to fund his girlfriend's abortion. It is not much of an education, then...

  • Posted by: - May. 18, 2008 4:30 PM ET USA

    And which "faith" do you suppose Sean considers himself to be a member of?