(UPDATED) Christian college cancels health insurance for students over emergency contraceptives.
Update (July 30):
Wheaton College has announced that, effective tomorrow, it is canceling its student health insurance program, which covers an estimated 700 students, in the aftermath of the appeals court ruling that the school’s health insurance provider offer emergency contraception and IUDs.
The school’s 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students were informed of the college’s decision on July 10. Colleges and universities are not required to provide a health insurance plan for students. But many schools do require students to have health insurance and many operate a health clinic on campus. The college said it was setting aside funds to assist low-income students obtain adequate coverage before the start of the academic year in late August.
During a recent webcast, Paul Chelsen, Wheaton’s vice president for student development, said, “What has brought us here is about student health insurance, but it’s bigger than student health insurance. What really breaks my heart is that there are real people that are affected by our decision. But if we don’t win this case, the implications down the road in terms of what the government will tell us what we can and cannot do will be …read more
Source:: Christianity Today