Monday, January 30, 2012

Catholic Universities Rebel at Contraceptive Coverage Requirement; Students Pay the Price

The New York Times: Ruling on Contraception Draws Battle Lines at Catholic Colleges, by Denise Grady:

Bridgette Dunlap, a Fordham University law student, knew that the school’s health plan had to pay for birth control pills, in keeping with New York state law. What she did not find out until she was in an examining room, “in the paper dress,” was that the student health service — in keeping with Roman Catholic tenets — would simply refuse to prescribe them.

As a result, students have had to go to Planned Parenthood or private doctors to get prescriptions. Some, unable to afford the doctor visits, gave up birth control pills entirely. . . .

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/2012/01/catholic-universities-rebel-at-contraceptive-coverage-requirement-students-pay-the-price.html

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