ADF attorneys may appeal ruling forcing Christian college to provide access to abortion pills


Wednesday, February 11, 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 3rd Circuit’s decision Wednesday in Geneva College v. Burwell that forces the Pennsylvania Christian college to provide access to abortion pills as required by the Obama administration’s abortion-pill mandate:

“All Americans should oppose unjust laws that force people – under threat of punishment – to give up their fundamental freedoms and act contrary to their beliefs. That’s why we are seriously considering appeal of the 3rd Circuit’s decision. Geneva College simply wants to abide by the Christian faith it espouses and teaches instead of being forced into an unacceptable inconsistency by the government. The administration has no business punishing people of faith for making decisions consistent with that faith.”

Baylor argued before the 3rd Circuit on behalf of Geneva College in November of last year. A federal district court had suspended enforcement of the mandate against Geneva College’s employee and student health plans. The administration appealed those decisions to the 3rd Circuit, which consolidated the case with two other similar cases.

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