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I Predict This Plan Will Be Short-Lived

Kristan Hawkins from Students for Life e-mails:

Students for Life of America has discovered that this fall the North Carolina Board of Governors is requiring all students who are enrolled in a University of North Carolina public institution to have health insurance.

Students who do not already have private health insurance are required to buy a state selected policy from Pearce & Pearce, Inc.  

This mandated policy covers up to $500 toward elective abortions and has 80% PPO coverage for elective abortions.

The Pearce & Pearce policy costs students $744 per year or $375 per semester. The State of North Carolina will not be paying into the policy; rather, the students who are required to purchase the insurance will be required to pay the entire cost.

As a result, North Carolina students will be forced to pay for elective abortions, regardless of their personal views on the issue. 

Sarah Hardin, President of North Carolina State University’s Students for Life group was shocked at the news: “When I learned a week ago that this mandatory health coverage included the coverage of an elective abortion, I was dumbfounded.  As a pro-life student at NC State, I am dismayed that my classmates will not only be forced to purchase health insurance, but will also be forced to pay into a pool that will go to aborting the children of other North Carolina students.”

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