Friday, August 24, 2012

Biola, Grace File Federal Suit Over Abortion Pill Mandate

In the ongoing backlash against Obamacare, two evangelical Christian colleges—Grace College and Seminary in Indiana and Biola University in California—have filed a federal lawsuit against the administration.
The lawsuit is the latest to challenge the Obama administration’s unconstitutional mandate that faith-based employers provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs at no cost to employees regardless of religious or moral objections.
“Christian colleges should remain free to operate according to their deeply held beliefs. Punishing religious people and organizations for freely exercising their faith is an assault on our most fundamental American freedoms,” says Gregory S. Baylor, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) senior counsel.
As Baylor sees it, the mandate leaves religious employers with no real choice: You must either comply and abandon your religious freedom and conscience, or resist and be taxed for your faith. He says every American should know that a government with the power to do this to anyone can do this—and worse—to everyone.
“The Obama administration’s mandate forces us to act against our own doctrinal statement, which upholds the sanctity of human life,” says Biola University President Barry H. Corey. “It unjustly intrudes on our religious liberty as protected under the U.S. Constitution and makes a mockery of our attempts to live our lives according to our faith convictions, time-honored and long protected.”


No comments: