- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - The University of Scranton plans to end employee health care coverage for abortions in cases of rape, incest and to preserve the life of the mother.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton (https://bit.ly/1JstU9i ) reports Thursday that the Roman Catholic university notified faculty and staff of the proposed change last week.

The university’s president, the Rev. Kevin Quinn, wrote in a letter to faculty and staff that church teaching on abortion does not include any exceptions, “however serious or tragic” the circumstances of the pregnancy.

The university’s faculty affairs council, which is now in contract negotiations, must agree to the university’s request. The union has not yet formally responded to the proposal.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/


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