Another Christian College Beats Obamacare ‘Abortion-Pill’ Mandate

Aug 16, 2014 by

Louisiana College, a Southern Baptist institution, can’t be forced to even indirectly provide contraceptives that could interfere with fertilization, the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Louisiana, ruled earlier this week.

The Alliance Defending Freedom represented the school and said the victory brought its record in court challenging the Obamacare “abortion-pill” mandate to 20-0.

The court rejected the Obama administration’s “accommodation” for religious institutions that let them “’self-certify’ their compliance with the mandate by filling out a form that authorizes their insurance companies to cover objectionable items and services,” ADF said.

ADF pointed to this section of the ruling:

In this case, we would go so far as to say that self-certification is vastly more than a mere “administrative” act. Rather the challenged regulations and their application trigger a subterfuge requiring indirect action the regulations could not do if they applied to Plaintiff directly.

ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot said that accommodation was “actually worse than the disease” of paying directly for abortion-inducing drugs because “it’s worse when the government forces you to instruct someone else to do something objectionable.”

Read the full ADF statement here.

Another Christian College Beats Obamacare ‘Abortion-Pill’ Mandate.

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