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Notre Dame Employees and Students Recover Birth Control Coverage

Notre Dame Employees and Students Recover Birth Control Coverage

Notre Dame’s third-party health plan partners will continue to provide contraceptives to plan members, the university announced on Nov. 7. 

The decision came as a major turnabout after the university notified faculty and staff on Oct. 27 that Notre Dame would act on the Trump Administration overhaul of an Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” mandate that required employers to provide birth control coverage. …

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Debunking the

Debunking the "Rhetoric of Fear"

Walking through the Baobab Refugee Camp in Rome one afternoon last April, I first have to navigate a sea of empty tents filling a parking lot. Many are slightly upended, crammed alongside each other with their flaps hanging open. A few are weighted down with rocks. Some shelters consist of nothing more than rigged up tarps, cardboard boxes and garbage bags.
 
Save for a few women talking quietly, huddled together on plastic lawn chairs, the only movement comes from a breeze lifting a flimsy sheet hanging on the fence proclaiming, “Refugees welcome.”

As I make my way to the center, however, I come upon an oasis bursting with humanity.

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