Wheaton College has announced that it will no longer providehealth insurance to students. The decision by the EvangelicalProtestant institution in the Chicago area was framed as a standagainst the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's mandatethat insurance policies cover birth control.

Currently, the college provides insurance for a quarter of its3,000 students, reports the Chicago Tribune. The college will notend the coverage it provides to its employees.

Wheaton has been one of a number of Christian organizations orChristian-run businesses, most notably retail giant Hobby Lobby, that haveargued that the contraception mandate violates freedom ofconscience. Although the college, like many Protestantinstitutions, does not object to all forms of birth control, itrejects certain types of contraception that it considers to beabortion, such as the morning-after-pill and intrauterinedevices.

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