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

(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.

People walk in front of the Notre Dame administration building, known as the Golden Dome.
People walk in front of the Notre Dame administration building, known as the Golden Dome.   (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
Notre Dame's campus.
Notre Dame's campus.   (Shutterstock)
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