Notre Dame Sues Feds Over Birth Control Mandate
University says federal mandate crimps its religious freedom
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 3, 2013 11:52 AM CST
People walk in front of the Notre Dame administration building, known as the Golden Dome.   (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

(Newser) – Add Notre Dame to the groups taking legal action over new federal rules that make it mandatory to cover birth control in health insurance plans. The Catholic university filed suit today in South Bend, Ind., reports the AP. The lawsuit says ObamaCare violates the school's religious freedom given that church doctrine considers contraception taboo. Some businesses filed suit previously over the mandate, and the Supreme Court decided last month to hear two such cases next year.

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iq145
Dec 4, 2013 12:23 AM CST
Am i seeing a trend here? http://www.newser.com/story/178577/artist-sues-usps-over-lady-liberty-stamp-error.html http://www.newser.com/story/178526/woman-sues-catholic-bishops-over-hospital-miscarriage.html http://www.newser.com/story/178567/notre-dame-sues-feds-over-birth-control-mandate.html http://www.newser.com/story/176886/woman-sues-mcdonalds-for-millions-over-hot-coffee.html http://www.newser.com/story/177260/dad-called-unfit-for-denying-son-mcdonalds-lawsuit.html
Ezekiel 25:17
Dec 3, 2013 5:41 PM CST
The crux of all this, if you are confused, is not necessarily for a total exemption from Obamacare. Its about not using religiously based funding on the abortion pills that are currently on the US market. For the Green family at Hobby Lobby, they have a minimum wage of $15, way more than minimum wage of Democratic Party owned corporations. The Green family has the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court and will start oral arguments in D.C. in January. Mr. Green contends that he does not want to fund the abortion pill as mandated by Obamacare. He says the government should fund it if they want to push it on the US population to freely use as an OTC drug. Its no more complicated than that and why SCOTUS even took the case which means they saw a constitutional issue with Hobby Lobby's legal contentions. As you know, SCOTUS turns down cases all the time that do not rise to an important legal issue. But SCOTUS says they need to see if Hobby Lobby has a valid point that Obama is telling a business owner he will pay for an abortion requested by his employee. Now you all know out there that the Hobby Lobby employee, making $15 minimum, has the option to visit an abortion clinic and have the procedure done right then and there. But Mr. Green does not have to pay for it himself, as it now stands. But if Mr. Green is forced to fund the abortion pill from his profits, Obama may some day come to him and say Obamacare must also provide free abortions, you know he would do it if he could get it through congress.
$2963277
Dec 3, 2013 2:50 PM CST
Notre Dame's religious rules appear to be selectively enforced - what with the school investing so much of it's money in places with mandatory abortions and required birth control use.