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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Santa Clara University Follows Lead of Loyola Marymount in Dropping Abortion Insurance Coverage

San Jose Mercury News: Santa Clara University president triggers abortion uproar, by Tracy Seipel & Josh Richman:

A decision by Santa Clara University's president to drop health insurance coverage of elective abortions for the Catholic university's faculty and staff has triggered a serious rift at the school. . . .

The thorny issue echoes a nationwide debate at Catholic universities over their institutional identities and ability to consider the convictions of those who do not identify with -- or who disagree with -- certain principles the Catholic tradition holds as central.

The uproar at SCU comes on the heels of a contentious vote this week by trustees of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, another Jesuit school that decided not to provide coverage for elective abortions. . . .

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