Grace Schools v. Sebelius

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Friday, September 04, 2015

Description:  Grace College and Seminary in Indiana and Biola University in California have filed suit against the Obama administration’s mandate that forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties.


7th Circuit rules Christian schools must violate their own beliefs


Friday, September 04, 2015

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit decision Friday to overturn a district court’s order in Grace Schools v. Burwell that had suspended the enforcement of the Obama administration’s abortion-pill mandate against Grace College and Seminary in Indiana and Biola University in California:
 
“The government should not force religious colleges and universities to be involved in providing abortion pills to their employees or students. All Americans should oppose unjust laws that force people – under threat of punishment – to give up their fundamental freedoms in order to provide health plans the government prefers. These Christian schools simply want to abide by the very faith they espouse and teach, just as such schools have done since the founding of the country. We will be consulting with our clients to consider our options.”
 
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Friday, September 04, 2015

Previous news releases:

  • 2013-12-27: Abortion pill mandate stopped for colleges in Ind., Calif.
  • 2012-08-23: Christian opposition to abortion pill mandate grows, two more colleges sue

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