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University of San Francisco, A Catholic School, Covers Abortion in Student Health Insurance Plan

University of San Francisco, A Catholic School, Covers Abortion in Student Health Insurance Plan

“The Catholic university’s student plan will also pay 100 percent of the cost for female students to get sterilized”

Is it time for the Catholic Church to sever all ties to the Jesuits? They have repeatedly defied church teachings in this way.

The College Fix reports:

Catholic California university covers abortion in student health insurance plan

The University of San Francisco is run by the Jesuits, a Catholic religious order.

But its student health insurance plan covers a number of services that are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church, including abortion, abortifacient birth control, sterilization and sex-reassignment operations and hormones.

The 2021-2022 Student Health Plan is administered by Aetna. Numerous Catholic documents affirm the immorality of these services, including Humanae Vitae.

A review of the statement of benefits shows that the health insurance company covers 80 percent of the cost of abortion. The plan will also pay for “[s]urgical, hormone replacement therapy, and counseling treatment” which is under the section “gender reaffirming treatment.”

The Catholic university’s student plan will also pay 100 percent of the cost for female students to get sterilized, which is also against Catholic teachings. Hormonal birth control, which can act as an abortifacient by preventing the implantation of a zygote, is also covered by the plan.

The University of San Francisco did not respond to two emailed requests for comment sent in the past week. The College Fix asked Kellie Samson, a media relations specialist at the university, if she could explain how the coverage of these services could be squared with Catholic teaching. The Fix also asked if the faculty and staff health insurance plans covered these services, which would mean that the university itself likely subsidized part of the cost.

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I would think that all Catholics and most non-Catholics are watching very carefully to see what the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone will have to say about this

The first word which came into my mind when I read the title of this post was “Jesuit”. I remember the Berrigan brothers from the 60’s at Cornell.

Leftist utopianism always ends in death.

There is nothing the Archbishop can do about it. The Jesuits are a religious order answerable only to Rome. And with a Jesuit Pope you can be certain Rome looks the other way.

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