Thursday, February 9, 2012

EWTN Files Suite to Block Contraception Mandate

EWTN filed a law suite today in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, AL seeking to declare the federal government's contraception mandate as unconstitutional.   EWTN is the first lay Catholic organization to challenge the HHS mandate.  

"'We had no other option but to take this to the courts,' said [Michael]Warsaw, [EWTN's president]. 'Under the HHS mandate, EWTN is being forced by the government to make a choice: Either we provide employees coverage for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs and violate our conscience or offer our employees and their families no health-insurance coverage at all. Neither of those choices is acceptable.'"

Read more in the National Catholic Register

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