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Petitioning President, Xavier University Father Michael Graham
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President, Xavier University
Father Michael Graham

Xavier University: Stop Blocking Birth Control

Xavier University's health insurance policy has always enabled women to access contraception and other basic healthcare necessities. Until now.

On April 2nd, Xavier University President Fr. Michael Graham announced that the University's health insurance policy will "no longer cover sterilizations and contraceptives," therefore leaving countless female faculty and staff unable to access basic healthcare under their current insurance plans.

Xavier has never before had a problem with allowing women to access contraception, despite opposing Catholic doctrine. And yet, when the national political dialogue persistently tramples on a woman's right to make her own healthcare decisions, Xavier follows suit.

Xavier teaches its students to be "men and women for others," but Xavier's policy change is nothing more than playing politics with the lives and health of women.

Sign the petition now and urge Fr. Graham and the Xavier University Board of Trustees to live out the Jesuit mission of being men and women for others and not succumb to polarizing, politicized attacks on women.

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Letter to
President, Xavier University Father Michael Graham
I am writing with grave concern over your recent decision to prohibit women to access contraception under Xavier University's insurance policy. This drastic policy change leaves places an enormous burden on female staff, faculty, and students who are now unable to access basic healthcare needs through their current insurance plans.

Never before has Xavier expressed concern with enabling women to access to contraception and other basic healthcare necessities. Yet, when the national political dialogue persistently tramples on a woman's right to make her own healthcare decisions, Xavier follows suit.

It's time for Xavier to live out the Jesuit mission of being men and woman for others by demonstrating that the University will not merely play politics with the lives of women.

We refuse to financially support Xavier in the future until this harmful policy is reversed.