Federal appeals court refuses to grant Notre Dame a birth control mandate

Advertisement    Partners    Contacts

Christian Forum
Christian Resources, Websites, E-cards, Prayer, Video >>
Christian News Search

  News by Topics

Tour partner: Travel Directions

  Who is reading news now

  Christian News Ticker


via lifesitenews.com
Federal appeals court refuses to grant Notre Dame a birth control mandate

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Notre Dame University’s request for an exception to the Obamacare birth control mandate, ruling that the school must process paperwork authorizing its two private health insurance providers to pay for contraceptives, sterilizations and certain abortifacient drugs for all eligible female students and employees, reports LifeSiteNews.

Notre Dame’s lawsuit challenged the so-called “compromise” offered by the Obama administration after Roman Catholic and other religious institutions cried foul over Obamacare’s requirement that all health insurance plans provide contraceptive drugs and procedures to females without a co-pay. Contraceptives, sterilization and abortion are all considered gravely sinful by the Catholic Church.

The “compromise” plan allowed certain religious institutions, including Notre Dame, to refuse to directly pay for the offending drugs and procedures, provided they sign authorizations allowing their insurance companies to pick up the tab instead.

Under heavy pressure from the Obama administration, the university signed the form late last year in order to avoid crippling fines of $100 per day per employee and student. The move earned them sharp rebukes from Catholic observers. But they also advised students and employees that they would continue to fight the mandate in the courts, and hoped that coverage for contraceptives or sterilizations would only be temporary.

Notre Dame’s attorneys argued that forcing the school to sign the authorization was a violation of their first amendment rights, because they are effectively being compelled to condone the provision of religiously illicit materials and actions.

To read the full story click here.

Do you need a prayer?

Your name and country (optional)

* All your prayer requests are sent anonymously to Manmin church willing to pray for your needs
New iPad POLL!

VOTE NOW! Will you buy new iPad?

TAGS: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Obamacare birth control mandate Notre Dame University abortifacient drug

[02/25/2014] Print Version

© Reprint is allowed unless source hyperlink is not deleted
[ christian news ]     [ HTML link ]     [ back ]

Manmin Central Church hosts «Manmin Festival» in Seoul

Evangelist Slavik Radchuk is celebrating 60th birthday



  Internet-conference    [ all ]
Brother Yun
Leader of house church in China
Serge Velbovets
Owner of the Christian Telegraph
Ad is provided by Google automatically


       AUDIO & VIDEO  

       HOT ISSUE  

Dr. Gilbert Yoonseok Chae, a Korean surgeon, President of WCDN

Copyright © 1999-2018 CHRISTIAN TELEGRAPH. We are not responsible for the content on other sites we refer (if you want to research just visit those sites).
The use in whole or in part of this site content must clearly state as having come from "Christian Telegraph" with hyperlink, not Telegraph nor Christian News etc.

eXTReMe Tracker
The Baptist Top 1000 Christian.com
Social Network
CFS Top Christian Sites Fundamental Christian Topsites LIVE GOD NETWORK