SOUTH BEND, Ind.
(AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care overhaul should be
changed so that religious schools such as the University of Notre Dame
aren't required to go against their beliefs and provide birth control to
students and employees, the school president says.
Rev. John Jenkins wrote a letter Wednesday to Kathleen Sebelius asking
the Obama administration to broaden the definition of religious employer
currently under consideration to ensure the school can continue its
provide health care without going against the teachings of the Roman
Catholic Church. He said the change in definition of religious employer
is far narrower than current law and would require Notre Dame and other
Catholic universities to offer prescription contraceptives and
sterilization services to students and employees through health care
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