Loyola caves

University confirms insurance will cover elective abortions

 

Campus_image1-621x414The following comes from a Sept. 27 story in the Loyolan.

LMU’s insurance will cover faculty and staff for elective abortions effective from August 22 to the end of the policy period, the University announced.

The news was confirmed in an email sent to faculty and staff yesterday, vice president for Human Resources Rebecca Chandler confirmed that LMU’s insurance providers will now cover all procedures deemed medically necessary, including elective abortions.

This news comes in response to the letters sent out this August to insurance providers by the California Department of Managed Health Care “reversing its earlier decision authorizing the issuance and sale of health plans that excluded coverage for certain abortion services,” according to the letter.

Chandler’s email confirms that LMU and its insurance providers are now in compliance with the state ruling.

To read the original story, click here.

 

 

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  1. Of course LMU did – most Jesuit schools would. Perhaps this also says something about how good LMU’s Law School is too.

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      Bob,

      LMU Law School led the surrender to secular principles with its frequent honoring of pro-abortion, pro-sodomite politicians!

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika and His Church!
      Viva Cristo Rey!
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  2. Once again, all readers should know that an alternative for LMU already exists: the RETA Trust, used by most (if not all) California dioceses and some Catholic non-profits. RETA participants self-insure (pay for their own employees’ medical costs) but have access to PPOs, HMOs, and the like without paying for contraception and abortion. LMU’s failure to join the Trust is simply an evidence of the bad faith we have come to expect from the California Province of Jesuits.

    • LMU cannot really say it is a Catholic school, either. The dioceses and archdioceses around the country should automatically decline to hire any graduates from Jesuit schools. This should especially apply to teachers applying to Catholic schools and for teachers applying for advanced degrees.
      It’s obvious that not one of the local bishops, including Archbishop Gomez, is going to do anything, so maybe something else can be tried.

  3. St. Christopher says:

    Ahhh, poor LMU and all those Jesuits. Probably crying, crying, crying . . . sniff. Stand up to the State like a man, er, like a leader Ms. Chandler. The State’s “reversal” is patently unconstitutional, and they know, and you know it. Yet, there you are, going off meekly into the sunset together with Satan, winking and nodding away toward each other. Hopefully, no true Catholic is misled by this craven behavior. And, where oh where is the bishop? Or anyone Catholic in authority? Why, most likely at a party, or somewhere congratulating themselves on being “caught” in something “not of our making”. Real Catholic Men would never put up with this. Wait, wait — didn’t the CA bishops hit the airways and media of all kinds against this “reversal”? Chirp . . . chirp . . . chirp. What cowards. Leave LMU, if a true Catholic student, faculty, or staff, and, alumni, never give a penny to this pretend Catholic institution.

  4. Just like most of the Church post Vatican II, Loyola Marymount refuses to stand up for the Catholic faith. It is way past time to stop referring to these institutions as “Catholic”. They ceased being so along time ago. Sadly, in our time, we can no longer count on sound Catholic doctrine being taught in Catholic schools or universities. We cannot count on a defense of our Faith from Popes or Bishops or priests. We cannot count on the clergy to teach the ways of salvation or how to avoid the snares of satan. We are in the age of diabolical disorientation, where up is down and down is up, right is wrong and wrong is right. Where a cardinal is sent into exile for celebrating the TLM and conversely, a spineless bishop can be promoted to a large archdiocese to spread the poison of his heterodoxy. God have mercy on us. St. Michael defend us in battle against the works of satan. +JMJ+

  5. Has anyone asked the LOYOLA BOARD of TTUSTEE – why they are violating the
    “APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION of the SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II on CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES” – “Ex Corde Ecclesaie” ?
    http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_15081990_ex-corde-ecclesiae_en.html

    Who is the Diocese Bishop ?
    Has He been notified ?
    Will the Bishop act in full accord with Canons 793 – 814 ?
    http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_INDEX.HTM

    Or is the Bishop a Protestant as well ?

    • LMU is in the LA Archdiocese and Archbishop Gomez hears from many concerning the nonsense going on (LMU, LA Religious Ed. Conference, etc) but he never calls or writes….just like all the bishops seem to not do.

  6. When we Catholics think of a catholic university, we think “Catholic”. When government thinks of a catholic university, it has a different lens. Loyola, and I suspect any other catholic university does not meet the religious test used by the government to excuse them from providing complete “health benefits?”. This is what the California Supreme Court said about Catholic Charities; the WCEA permits a creligious employerd to offer
    prescription drug insurance without coverage for contraceptives that violate the
    employerWs religious tenets. (Health & Saf. Code, § 1367.25, subd. (b).) The act
    defines a creligious employerd as can entity for which each of the following is
    true: [¶] (A) The inculcation of religious values is the purpose of the entity. [¶]
    (B) The entity primarily employs persons who share the religious tenets of the
    entity. [¶] (C) The entity serves primarily persons who share the religious tenets
    of the entity. [¶] (D) The entity is a nonprofit organization as described in Section
    6033(a)(2)(A)i or iii, of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.d (Ibid.)
    The cited provisions of the Internal Revenue Code exempt, from the obligation to
    file an annual return, cchurches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or
    associations of churchesd (26 U.S.C. § 6033(a)(2)(A)(i)) and cthe exclusively
    religious activities of any religious orderd (id., § 6033(a)(2)(A)(i) and (iii

  7. John Feeney says:

    Why is LMU being referred to as a “Catholic University”? What’s “Catholic” about it?

  8. juergensen says:

    Is there a Jesuit college that is solidly Catholic?

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