Wheaton College, a religiously affiliated nonprofit, has asked for an emergency order exempting it from complying with the accommodation to the contraception benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
Even if it is true that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act permits the religious exemptions sought by companies opposing the contraception mandate, what of the harm imposed on those whom the requirement is intended to benefit? What legal argument centers their concerns? The answer may lie in the Establishment Clause.
The 2-1 decision held the university had not shown that complying with the exemption process for religiously affiliated nonprofits substantially burdened its religious rights.
From Michael Dunn’s acquittal in the murder of Jordan Davis to a pending nominee to the federal bench, now more than ever our courts matter.
A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights, while the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology lifts its ban on treating men.
Although the university was granted a religious accommodation and is exempt from complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, it wants a federal court to block the mandate anyway.
At least three students are challenging the university’s position that making contraception coverage available to students and staff violates the school’s religious liberty.
A round-up of reproductive justice news.
Did you know that from the sixties through the nineties, clergy and faculty at Notre Dame, Georgetown, and other Catholic-affiliated universities lobbied for coverage of birth control? And argued for the moral imperative of providing coverage for contraception… even on campus?
The University can’t challenge the contraception mandate because it faces no risk of injury from it, ruled a federal court.