Denver, Colo., Sep 14, 2011 / 03:28 am
Though a new Colorado law mandates contraceptive coverage in its student health plan, Denver’s Regis University has reaffirmed that it will not provide or refer for contraceptives.
“We are exploring with our lawyers and other Catholic entities what options if any may be available in light of the new law,” the Jesuit university said Sept. 9.
“As a matter of principle, the Regis health clinic does not prescribe nor provide medicines or devices for contraceptive purposes, nor make referrals for such purposes. This will not change.”
The Aug. 24 meeting of the president’s cabinet considered the university’s response to the new coverage for contraceptives through its students’ insurance provider Aetna. The university learned about the coverage change only two weeks before the meeting.