Two Calif. Catholic Universities Move To Ban Abortion Coverage in Some Cases; DMHC Could Block Changes
Two Catholic universities in California -- Santa Clara University and Loyola Marymount University -- have changed their employer health insurance policies to no longer cover abortions unless they are necessary to protect a woman's health. The change partially took effect this year at Loyola and is slated to take full effect at Santa Clara next year. However, the moves could be blocked if the state Department of Managed Health Care determines that all doctor-approved abortions should be deemed medically necessary.
- "2 California Catholic Universities Limit Employees' Abortion Coverage" (Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 8/11).