Loyola Marymount Debates Abortion Coverage
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Trustees of Loyola Marymount University, in California, will vote today on whether to end the coverage for abortions in the health insurance offered to faculty and staff members, The New York Times reported. Some alumni and others have encouraged the university to take this action to make its policies more consistent with Roman Catholic teachings. But many faculty members -- many of whom are not Catholic -- view the vote as changing a longstanding tradition of inclusiveness under which non-Catholics were not made to feel that they need to adopt church views.