Notre Dame continues to supply birth control at no cost to students

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Students at the University of Notre Dame will continue to get their birth control for free, the school announced on Tuesday.

The Catholic school began providing the free contraceptive during the Obamacare mandate.  Even with the recent legislation from the Trump Administration weakening that mandate John Jenkins, the president of the university, said that the school decided to keep the policy in place.

The decision to provide free birth control is opposed by some some with students and employees protesting the decision.  Oppositional groups even started an online petition.

 

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6 comments

  • paul

    people will always have sex. its in our biology.. what would ruin a womans chance at a good education.. and life after… than having an unwanted child sadly women seem to carry all the burden and responsibility of prevention and suffer the most when it does happen

    • Kevin Rahe

      In real-world use, oral contraceptives are only 91% effective at preventing pregnancy according to Guttmacher. And that’s only for those who have sex for one year and then stop. If you have sex longer than that, that percentage goes down. When a doctor prescribes one to a woman who is unwilling to accept a pregnancy, there is a significant chance that he is effectively prescribing an abortion.

  • Kevin Rahe

    Contraceptives are merely something that some people find convenient, which happen to be administered by medical professionals. That does not make them “health care,” nor does it suggest that they should be covered by a health care plan, regardless of anyone’s moral take on the matter.

    • Shabadoo Simmons

      Pregnancy is very much is a factor in a woman’s health and therefore it is her decision how and when and if she does or does not want to become pregnant.

  • Kevin Rahe

    Sex conducted within marriage tends to build a society, while sex outside it tends to burn a society. That is why practically every culture throughout history has sought to regulate relations between men and women through the practices and expectations surrounding marriage.