Wheaton Drops Student Health Care Over Contraception Rule

Aug 3, 2015

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More than 700 students at Wheaton College of Illinois will need to find a new health care plan on Friday, as the college will cease providing health care to students to avoid complying with a federal requirement that employers include emergency contraceptives in its coverage.


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14 comments on “Wheaton Drops Student Health Care Over Contraception Rule

  • @OP – More than 700 students at Wheaton College of Illinois will need to find a new health care plan on Friday, as the college will cease providing health care to students to avoid complying with a federal requirement that employers include emergency contraceptives in its coverage.

    Perhaps what they really need, is to find a new college!



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  • I find it unbelievable that a school or employer could just stop coverage.
    It is one of the perks. Surely, you can’t do that without negotiation.

    The school is effectively discriminating against non-Catholics. Is that illegal?



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    TwoReplies says:

    Always remember; RELIGION is 100% a choice one makes for them-self.
    Even if someone is forced into one when born, at some point everyone grows up. And so, one still CHOOSES to either maintain the delusion, or shed immature beliefs in imaginary friends/creatures.

    And NO PERSONAL CHOICE is EVER justification for the mistreatment or discrimination of OTHER people.
    One’s religious beliefs apply to one’s self, not others.

    So yeah…. Fuck Wheaton.
    I hope their enrollment drops because of this rediculous decision.



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  • I can’t say I feel sorry for them. They or their parents choose the college they go to. They had to know about its “Christian” values.

    Wheaton will also pay for this move. Keep sending your kids there folks, if you don’t care about their health.



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  • What is needed by these students who find they are unfortunately placed in this establishment, is a strong student union which independently organises their health-care provision.
    Given the nature of the intake, it is unlikely to have a majority who can resist pressure from an entrenched bigoted establishment.

    A nearby off-campus pharmacy with over the counter service, would also be helpful.



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    Pinball1970 says:

    This should not be a problem

    Evangelical Christian students will be having sex when they are married not before, so they will not be requiring any sort of contraception.



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  • Pinball1970
    Aug 5, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Evangelical Christian students will be having sex when they are married not before, so they will not be requiring any sort of contraception.

    I’ll just do some quick checks on how that works!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/us-people-bristolpalin-idUSKBN0P62H120150626

    Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who has spoken out in favor of sexual abstinence before marriage, is pregnant with her second child, she said in an contrite blog post.

    Palin made the announcement just over a month after her mother announced on Facebook that Bristol’s planned May 23 marriage to Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer would not happen as scheduled.

    “I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant,” Bristol Palin, 24, said on her blog on Thursday. “Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.”

    Bristol Palin’s first pregnancy as a teenager gained widespread attention in 2008 when it was announced during her mother’s campaign as the Republican vice presidential nominee.

    At the time, Sarah Palin said that her daughter would marry the unborn baby’s father, Levi Johnston, but the engagement was later called off.

    Bristol Palin, using her sometimes difficult experience as a teenage mother, has spoken out in favor of abstinence before marriage and is listed on the website of a booking agency as someone who can speak to issues of abstinence.



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