Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Bible Publisher Sues Challenging Contraception Coverage Mandate

A lawsuit filed yesterday by the Bible publishing company Tyndale House joins the long line of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act. The complaint (full text) in Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. v. Sebelius, (D DC, filed 10/2/2012) alleges that:
Tyndale and its owners are Christians who are committed to biblical principles, including the belief that all human beings are created in the image and likeness of God from the moment of their conception/fertilization.  But Defendants’ recently enacted regulatory mandate under PPACA forces Tyndale to provide and pay for drugs and devices that it and its owners’ believe can cause the death of human beings created in the image and likeness of God shortly after their conception/fertilization.
An ADF press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit explains:
The publisher is subject to the mandate because Obama administration rules say for-profit corporations are categorically non-religious, even though Tyndale House is strictly a publisher of Bibles and other Christian materials and is owned by the non-profit Tyndale House Foundation.