Authors: By LISA CORNWELL
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Xavier University's decision to stop birth-control insurance coverage for employees of the Ohio school leaves some alumni concerned about the ruling's effects.
Some graduates say Xavier is playing politics with women's health and urge the Ohio Catholic university to reconsider.
President Michael Graham reviewed the school's policy as debate continues over a provision in President Barack Obama's health care law requiring insurers to provide such coverage. Graham told employees it's inconsistent to cover drugs and procedures the Catholic church opposes. U.S. Catholic bishops oppose the insurance requirement.
A faculty committee says it understands the ruling is in keeping with church doctrine but criticized Graham for not consulting the faculty in the decision. It also questioned the timing because the U.S. Supreme Court hasn't ruled on the health care law.