Concerns from students about the abortion benefit in the UNC-system health insurance plan might go unaddressed by the state government.
As part of advocacy efforts to remove the abortion benefit in the student insurance plan, members of Students for Life of America wrote a letter to Gov. Bev Perdue in August after being dissatisfied with system President Erskine Bowles’ response.
Bowles changed the abortion benefit to an optional instead of a default provision after receiving several e-mails from students and parents.
Students for Life of America received a response on Sept. 10 from Perdue but waited a week to make the announcement public, said Kristan Hawkins, executive director for Students for Life of America.
In a two-paragraph letter, Perdue only thanked the organization for its civic engagement without further addressing the issue.