In a statement released last Thursday, Georgetown’s Law Students for Reproductive Justice condemned President John DeGioia for his recent email confirming the unchanging health insurance policy on contraception. Members of LSRJ expressed deep disapproval of the decision, claiming that the university administration had an obligation to meet in person with the students before sending out the email.
“We sincerely hoped that the university would extend us the courtesy of responding to our pleas face-to-face, rather than issuing a blanket, campus-wide email on an issue that affects so many students. Instead, they simply chose not to engage in dialogue with us,” Kelly Percival, law student and co-president of LSRJ, said.
Sandra Fluke, law student and co-president of LSRJ, condemned the decision in the statement as well, mentioning how the health plan led to the loss of her friend’s ovary. DeGioia’s email was a response to a recent petition signed by 700 students and sent to the University demanding contraceptive coverage before the mandated 2013 date.
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