Friday, November 02, 2012

Christian College Sues Challenging Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

Add one more lawsuit to the dozens already filed challenging the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act.  Yesterday, Criswell College in Dallas, Texas filed suit. The complaint (full text) in Crisell College v. Sebelius, (ND TX, filed Nov. 1, 2012), describes Criswell as "a Christ-centered institution of higher learning."  It alleges:
Criswell believes that the procurement, participation in, facilitation of, or payment for abortion (including abortion-causing drugs like Plan B and Ella) violates the Sixth Commandment and is inconsistent with the dignity conferred by God on creatures made in His image as stated in his Word.
The suit alleges RFRA, 1st and 14th Amendment, and Administrative Procedure Act violations. Liberty Institute issued a press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit.