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Georgetown, Sandra Fluke, and Catch-22

By Bob Laird

After years of maintaining a position of self-selection with regard to obedience to Catholic teachings and Catholic educational principles, Georgetown University is not in a Catch-22 situation over Sandra Fluke. Joan Frawley Desmond highlighted this problem in the National Catholic Register, "Sandra Fluke and Georgetown's Position of 'Neutrality'."

Desmond reported that after Fluke held a forum on the Georgetown campus in which she demanded that the "university reverse its policy of denying contraception in student health plans," University President John DeGioia clarified the university's policies on contraception in a letter to Georgetown law professor Gregg Bloche. According to Desmond, the DeGioia letter notes Continue reading

This article has been reprinted here by permission of the author after original publication at the Cabrini Center for Catholic Health Care.

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