May 23, 2012 / 03:02 am
Ave Maria University has become the second Catholic college to announce it will discontinue its student health insurance plan due to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate.
In a May 21 statement, university president Jim Towey called the mandate “an affront to our core values.”
“Ave Maria University will not offer or pay for health insurance plans that violate our deeply-held religious beliefs,” he said.
The announcement comes amid continued controversy over a federal insurance mandate that will require employers and colleges to offer health care plans that cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs, even if doing so violates their religious beliefs.