Jesuit university will continue contraceptive coverage
CWN - October 11, 2012
Reversing a policy announced earlier this year, a Jesuit university in Ohio has said that it will continue to provide coverage for contraception in its employees’ health-insurance plan.
Father Michael Graham, the president of Xavier University in Cincinnati, said that the school would continue its contraceptive coverage in light of the US Supreme Court decision upholding the Obama administration’s health-care reform. An earlier decision to drop coverage for contraception had prompted protests among the faculty and staff of the Jesuit university.
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Oct. 13, 2012 3:42 PM ET USA
Are the Jesuits forcing the employees to use the contraceptives? I should think that would be an employee choice.
Posted by: unum -
Oct. 12, 2012 6:34 AM ET USA
It is good to know that the universities that operate "in the Jesuit tradition" don't stand with the Church, and that not one such institution has taken legal action to protect its freedom of religion. Apparently "the Jesuit tradition" is based on the liberal secular beliefs of their faculty and staff rather than on Church teaching. Parents who want their children to have a Catholic education better keep them away from "Jesuit tradition" schools.
Posted by: williiam ronner -
Oct. 11, 2012 10:59 PM ET USA
Time to jettison Xavier
Posted by: BobJ70777069 -
Oct. 11, 2012 8:18 PM ET USA
So many of them are ruled by intellectual pride.
Posted by: Father Fetus -
Oct. 11, 2012 6:57 PM ET USA
There are none so blind as those who will not see.