It’s on like Donkey Kong! 43 Catholic institutions file lawsuits over ObamaCARE contraception mandate
It’s on like Donkey Kong! 43 different Catholic institutions have filed federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of contraception mandate in ObamaCARE. According to Fox News some of the plaintiffs include the University of Notre Dame, the Archdiocese of New York and The Catholic University of America.
The groups are objecting to the requirement from the federal health care overhaul that employers provide access to contraceptive care. The Obama administration several months ago softened its position on the mandate, but some religious organizations complained the administration did not go far enough to ensure the rule would not compel them to violate their religious beliefs.
A statement from the University of Notre Dame said the requirement would still call on religious-affiliated groups to “facilitate” coverage “for services that violate the teachings of the Catholic Church.”
“The federal mandate requires Notre Dame and similar religious organizations to provide in their insurance plans abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization procedures, which are contrary to Catholic teaching,” the statement said.