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Christian College Wins [Federal Court] Legal Battle Against Obamacare Birth Control Mandate
Christian Post ^ | Jul 6, 2018 | Samuel Smith

Posted on 07/07/2018 7:33:11 AM PDT by GonzoII

A federal court has granted a Christian liberal arts college in Pennsylvania a permanent injunction against the Obama-era abortion pill mandate that required the school to be complicit in providing health care coverage that violated its religious convictions.

On Thursday, Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted permanent relief to Geneva College, a liberal arts school affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.

Conti ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services Obamacare contraception mandate violated the college's rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring the school to facilitate coverage of services to which it has religious objections.

"[T]he court finds that Geneva is entitled to declaratory relief that defendants' enforcement of the mandate ... and implementing regulations against Geneva and requiring its compliance with the accommodation procedure with respect to providing, paying for, making accessible, or otherwise facilitating or causing access to coverage or payments through an insurance company or other third party for contraceptive coverage services to which Geneva College has religious objections ... violates Geneva's rights under RFRA," the court document reads.

The mandate was first issued in 2011 under President Barack Obama. In 2016, the United States Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling against an order of Catholic nuns (Little Sisters of the Poor) and other organizations who objected to the mandate but were not given an exemption. The nation's high court ordered lower courts to "arrive at an approach going forward that accommodates petitioners' religious exercise."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: christians; courts; genevacollege; hhs; lawsuit; obamacare; ruling
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1 posted on 07/07/2018 7:33:11 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Of course the pro-abortion crowd takes this as “denying women the right to choose”, but what they deny is that women attending that college excercized that right when they chose that collge, it was not forced on them. The pro-abortion crowd has constantly tried to morph the legal meaning of Roe from “O.K, it’s legal”, to “O.K. everyone has to support it”.

Sorry, everyone recognizing that “O.K. it’s legal to do” is the beginning and end of what Roe means. It imposes no legal demand on anyone who wants nothing to do with abortion, whether they are an individual, an employer, a medical provider, a medical practitioner or a school. No one who wants to have nothing to do with abortion is required by Roe to play any supporting role in it.

2 posted on 07/07/2018 7:50:16 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: GonzoII

Seriously, why didn’t this judge make her injunction apply nationwide, as leftist judges have regarding everything immigration?

3 posted on 07/07/2018 8:03:27 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: GonzoII


4 posted on 07/07/2018 8:41:35 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

This was never about birth control. It’s the side door to get to abortion funding.

5 posted on 07/07/2018 9:05:08 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: GonzoII

It’s interesting how libtard “women” want the state to get out of their women parts.
Except when all of us should pay for their abortions.
Or pay for their babies.
Or pay for condoms and birth control pills.
Or pay for their medical care.
Or pay for their baby’s medical care.
Or pay for their children’s schooling.
Or pay for illegal alien children.
And their parents.
And grandparents.
Etc, etc.

6 posted on 07/07/2018 9:20:11 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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