Friday, October 25, 2013

Two Christian Colleges Sue Over Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

Dordt College, a Sioux City, Iowa college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, and the historically-Baptist Grand Rapids, Michigan based Cornerstone University on Wednesday filed suit in an Iowa federal district court.  The lawsuit, like numerous similar ones, challenges on religious liberty grounds the portion of the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate that requires the schools' employee health insurance plans to cover contraceptives that the schools consider to be abortifacients. According to a Cornerstone press release and FAQ  document, both schools are being represented without cost by Alliance Defending Freedom. MLive reports on the lawsuit.

UPDATE: Here is the full text of the complaint in Dordt College v. Sebelius, (ND IA, filed 10/23/2013).