A new health plan for students at the University of San Francisco included a provision for the voluntary termination of pregnancy. It was not the University's intention to offer this coverage. USF supports the Catholic Church's views on the sanctity of life, at all stages, and we will remove this provision from our student healthplan. We regret this mistake, and we take full responsibility for not adequately reviewing the contract. We are grateful to those who brought this issue to our attention.
AVP, Communications and Public Affairs
University of San Francisco
Friday, December 12, 2008
UPDATE: USF drops student abortion coverage
After being alerted that new student health coverage provides for abortions, the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco has pulled that provision. Here's a statement we just received from Gary McDonald, the associate vice president for communications and public affairs of the University of San Francisco:
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