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    Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate | Reuters

    (Reuters) - A small Catholic college in Ohio said Tuesday it was dropping health insurance coverage for students rather than comply with a federal mandate that the plan provide free birth control.
    The Franciscan University of Steubenville "will not participate in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life," according to a bulletin to students posted on the university's website.
    Not only will the university drop its own plan, but it will no longer require its undergraduates to carry insurance, the bulletin said. "We didn't want to put them in a situation where they would have to violate their conscience," said Michael Hernon, a vice president at Franciscan University.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate | Reuters

    (Reuters) - A small Catholic college in Ohio said Tuesday it was dropping health insurance coverage for students rather than comply with a federal mandate that the plan provide free birth control.
    The Franciscan University of Steubenville "will not participate in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life," according to a bulletin to students posted on the university's website.
    Not only will the university drop its own plan, but it will no longer require its undergraduates to carry insurance, the bulletin said. "We didn't want to put them in a situation where they would have to violate their conscience," said Michael Hernon, a vice president at Franciscan University.


    Private schools are allowed to do that....If someone does not like it they should go to a public university........
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    Re: Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Private schools are allowed to do that....If someone does not like it they should go to a public university........
    Georgetown and others might do the same thing.
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    Re: Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Georgetown and others might do the same thing.
    Georgetown is a private Catholic university...
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    Re: Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Georgetown is a private Catholic university...
    I know, that why they can do this.
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    Re: Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate | Reuters

    (Reuters) - A small Catholic college in Ohio said Tuesday it was dropping health insurance coverage for students rather than comply with a federal mandate that the plan provide free birth control.
    The Franciscan University of Steubenville "will not participate in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life," according to a bulletin to students posted on the university's website.
    Not only will the university drop its own plan, but it will no longer require its undergraduates to carry insurance, the bulletin said. "We didn't want to put them in a situation where they would have to violate their conscience," said Michael Hernon, a vice president at Franciscan University.
    They have the right to do it but to me it is selfish and silly. No one is forcing anyone to use birth control. No one is forcing them to do anything they do not believe in. It is only giving those who may need it the option.
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    Re: Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    They have the right to do it but to me it is selfish and silly. No one is forcing anyone to use birth control. No one is forcing them to do anything they do not believe in. It is only giving those who may need it the option.
    Exactly. The only people who would be violating their beliefs are those choosing to do so.
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    Re: Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Kids who still go to these schools no matter what and they want to be on contraceptives are going to do it anyways...


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    Re: Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    They have the right to do it but to me it is selfish and silly. No one is forcing anyone to use birth control. No one is forcing them to do anything they do not believe in. It is only giving those who may need it the option.
    What's silly, is passing a law that forces someone to go against their beliefs. In fact, it's not only silly, but it tyrannical.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's silly, is passing a law that forces someone to go against their beliefs. In fact, it's not only silly, but it tyrannical.
    It is not forcing them to do anything. That is the point. My healthcare covers lots of things but I have the choice whether or not to use them.
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