(LifeNews) A second Catholic college has dropped health care coverage for students because of the Obama HHS mandate requiring it to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs.

From its founding, Ave Maria University has required students to have health insurance and made an inexpensive group policy available to them. The University does not subsidize this plan and the entire cost is borne by those students purchasing the health insurance.

Most students are covered under the plans of their parents, but approximately 15% of Ave Maria’s students currently are covered by this policy. It specifically excludes benefits for elective abortion, sterilization, and other morally objectionable services because the University is Catholic and follows the teachings of the Catholic Church.

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