Petition Closed

We, the undersigned members of the Santa Clara University community, request a prompt and meaningful opportunity to appeal the University's decision to reduce essential reproductive health care coverage provided by its health insurance plans.  This decision, announced in a letter from President Engh dated October 3, 2013, curtails the University's current and long-standing coverage of abortion.  We object to the unilateral nature of this decision as inconsistent with our established collaborative governance process.  As community members committed to difficult dialogues about how best to achieve a fair, diverse, and inclusive environment, we are gravely concerned that such an important health care decision was made without consulting representatives of the people who will be adversely affected by this precipitous change.

 

Letter to
President, Santa Clara University Michael Engh
We, the undersigned members of the Santa Clara University community, request a prompt and meaningful opportunity to appeal the University's decision to reduce essential reproductive health care coverage provided by its health insurance plans. This decision, announced in a letter from President Engh dated October 3, 2013, curtails the University's current and long-standing coverage of abortion. We object to the unilateral nature of this decision as inconsistent with our established collaborative governance process. As community members committed to difficult dialogues about how best to achieve a fair, diverse, and inclusive environment, we are gravely concerned that such an important health care decision was made without consulting representatives of the people who will be adversely affected by this precipitous change.