Appeals court says Notre Dame must abide by Obama contraception mandate
A federal appeals court Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame in a legal proceeding claiming the Obama administration’s contraception-coverage requirement is forcing it to violate its religious beliefs.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in a 2-1 ruling agreed with a lower court that had turned away the school’s request for a temporary injunction sparing it from the federal health law’s contraception requirement.
The university has argued the Affordable Care Act’s compromise arrangement allowing religiously-affiliated nonprofits to let insurance companies handle the provision of birth control is inadequate, because it still forces the university to be complicit in something it believes to be immoral.