Friday, December 12, 2008

USF Update

Please check out the previous post for a thorough update.

Also, go to OSV, where Valerie Schmalz is doing some excellent reporting on the issue, excerpt:

Signing up for the university’s Aetna health insurance is mandatory for undergraduates at USF unless they have a waiver that proves they have other health insurance. The students get most of their health care from a special clinic for students at St. Mary’s Medical Center, which is across the street from the university, and does not provide gynecology and obstetrics.

An official at the hospital said that St. Mary’s refers students who request abortion or contraception either to Planned Parenthood or to Aetna providers.

OSV also reports that Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly is unaware of any other Catholic university providing abortion coverage.