Evangelical Colleges Sue Over Birth Control Mandate

Two more Christian universities have filed suit against the Obama administration over a policy that forces religious institutions to provide for free birth control.

In their complaint, Indiana-based Grace College and Seminary and California-based Biola University argue that covering certain forms of birth control for employees without a co-pay amounts to participating in abortion.

“The mandate imposes a substantial burden on the schools’ religious exercise and coerces them to change or violate their religious beliefs,” the document states.

Under the mandate, most employers must provide coverage for a range of birth-control methods without a co-pay in their health plans or pay a fine.

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