Contraception en Xavier University Stopping Birth Control Coverage <p>XavierUniversity in Cincinnati has announced that it will no longer provide birth control insurance coverage for employees.</p><p>The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that President of the Catholic university, Michael J. Graham,says the decision as prompted by national debate over a provision in President Barack Obama&#39;s health care law that requires insurers to provide such coverage.</p><p>Xavier says the change, announced Monday, goes into effect July 1. The university has about 950 faculty and staff and did not know how many would be affected.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:19:07 +0000 Associated Press 14049 at Ohio Among Seven States Challenging Birth Control Coverage Rule <p>Seven states, including Ohio, are asking a federal judge to block an Obama administration mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and outreach programs. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:53:30 +0000 Associated Press & Bill Cohen (Ohio Public Radio) 11946 at University of Dayton to Keep Contraceptive Care Coverage <p>The University of Dayton&#39;s says it will continue to offer employee health insurance that covers contraceptive care and isn&#39;t changing the plan because of the fight over a new federal policy on birth control. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:19:10 +0000 Associated Press 11562 at University of Dayton to Keep Contraceptive Care Coverage Ohio Catholic Leaders Oppose Contraception Mandate <p>Catholic leaders in Ohio are joining the chorus of church officials urging parishioners to protest and pray about the federal government&#39;s decision to require many church-affiliated institutions to cover free birth control for<br />employees.</p><p>Bishops in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo shared their opposition in letters distributed or read to parishioners this weekend, saying the decision runs counter to their beliefs.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:04:18 +0000 Associated Press 10783 at