Notre Dame re-files lawsuit against birth-control mandate

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The University of Notre Dame has re-filed its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, challenging the controversial mandate that employers cover contraception in the health care benefits they provide workers.

Filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the lawsuit states that the government does not have the right to impose rules on the university that violate its religious beliefs.

"This lawsuit is about one of America’s most cherished freedoms: the freedom to practice one’s religion without government interference," the complaint says. "It is not about whether people have a right to abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception."

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