South Bend, Ind., Feb 9, 2018 / 14:00 pm
After the University of Notre Dame announced it would fund "simple contraceptives" in its insurance plan, one Notre Dame professor has criticized the move, calling it "a giant leap into immorality."
"Now the University [of Notre Dame] is to be sole funder and proprietor of a contraception giveaway," wrote Notre Dame law professor Gerard V. Bradley in an essay published Thursday at Public Discourse.
"What is solemnly declared for years to be morally impossible is, suddenly, the substance of Notre Dame's free choice," Bradley wrote.
In a Feb. 7 statement, Notre Dame's president Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, announced that while the insurance plan at the university will not provide abortifacients, the school will fund the use of "simple contraceptives," which apparently include drugs that prevent conception.