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500 employees oppose end of abortion coverage at California Jesuit college

Catholic World News - October 17, 2013

Five hundred employees of Santa Clara University have signed a petition opposing the Jesuit university’s recent decision to end insurance coverage of elective abortions, the Contra Costa Times reported.

Spokesmen for two of the area’s other Catholic colleges -- Notre Dame de Namur University and Dominican University of California – told the newspaper that their colleges’ insurance policies cover elective abortions.

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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Oct. 18, 2013 6:34 PM ET USA

    The article is disturbing in two ways. Why is "discontinuation" of abortion coverage the issue? The issue should be fighting being forced to provide abortion by the ACA. The other is the use of the word "elective" in describing abortion. It is always elective unless it is a matter of a woman's body spontaneously aborting a baby because of her own health or problems with the baby.

  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Oct. 18, 2013 12:40 PM ET USA

    The Holy Father should give serious consideration to the proposal to suppress the North American province of the Society of Jesus. A great deal of the dissent in the Church emanates from this order, and the Church would only benefit from ridding herself of these trouble-makers. Such an action would serve as a warning shot across the bows of other dissidents, and hopefully deter them from continuing their dissolute agenda. At all costs, abortion MUST be vanquished. Period.

  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Oct. 18, 2013 7:55 AM ET USA

    "Santa Clara University is Jesuit, Loyola Marymount University is Jesuit, professors in both schools want abortion coverage...anyone see something in common?" You mean, the professors want abortion to be available for any chidren they may produce? At Jesuit colleges!? Tut, tut!

  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 17, 2013 10:28 PM ET USA

    Apparently there is no room for the teachings of Christ's Church in "the Jesuit tradition". Jesuit universities are becoming a collective abomination, mistaking the pursuit of intellectual excellence for a relationship with Jesus Christ. And Ignatius of Loyola wept ...

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Oct. 17, 2013 6:31 PM ET USA

    It is hard to understand why any human being would will the painful, often brutal destruction of another human being - especially the death of an innocent child. How is one called Catholic in these circumstances? Perhaps our Holy Father should pay a swift visit to some of these colleges.

  • Posted by: Leferink557202 - Oct. 17, 2013 10:03 AM ET USA

    Sounds like Santa Clara should look for 500 new employees.

  • Posted by: Defender - Oct. 17, 2013 9:00 AM ET USA

    Let's see...Santa Clara University is Jesuit, Loyola Marymount University is Jesuit, professors in both schools want abortion coverage...anyone see something in common? Then there's Georgetown...

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