Universities Tell 10th Circuit Birth-Control Mandate Substantially Burdens Rights
Mealey's (June 10, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT) -- OKLAHOMA CITY — The government improperly asks a district judge to second-guess religious universities’ beliefs, which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s contraceptive mandate substantially burdens, plaintiffs told the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 12, 2014 (Southern Nazarene University, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., No. 14-6026, 10th Cir.).
Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Oklahoma Baptist University and Mid-America Christian University are Christ-centered institutions of higher learning. The universities believe that their religious duties...