Wheaton College Joins Suit Against Obamacare Over Abortion Drugs
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- 2012 Jul 19
Illinois-based Wheaton College announced July 18 it had joined the Catholic University of America in suing the Obama administration over the so-called contraception mandate, Fox News reports. A wave of lawsuits against Obamacare has so far been dominated by Catholic organizations, who have vowed to continue their legal challenge against the requirement that employers provide access to contraceptive care after the Supreme Court upheld most of the federal health care overhaul last month. "In this case, we recognize we have common cause with the Catholic University of America and other Catholic institutions in defending religious liberty," said Wheaton College president Philip Graham Ryken. However, while the Catholic groups are opposed to the requirement regarding all contraceptive coverage, Wheaton is objecting only to the possibility that they would have to provide access to coverage for abortion-inducing drugs. "We're very clear on the sanctity of life, and this insurance mandate goes against our conscience," Ryken said, adding that the fact Catholic groups were teaming up with an evangelical college in this lawsuit could signal that "something really significant in terms of religious liberty is at stake."