Notre Dame Sues Over Birth Control Mandate Created by kmiller on 12/3/2013 11:25:24 AM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP): The University of Notre Dame filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over a federal mandate that its student and employee health insurance plans each cover birth control.
The university filed its lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in South Bend. It claims the mandate violates Notre Dame's freedom to practice religion without government interference.
The Roman Catholic university says the birth control mandate violates the church's teaching prohibiting contraception.
The Obama administration promotes the law's provision of a range of preventive care, free of charge, as a key benefit of the health care overhaul. Contraception is included in the package of cost-free benefits
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to consider two cases in which businesses have objected to covering birth control for employees on religious grounds.