Notre Dame, Others Join Fight Over Birth Control Mandate

Law360, Washington (May 21, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A contingent of Catholic dioceses and institutions, including the University of Notre Dame, filed lawsuits Monday challenging a controversial component of the Obama administration's health care overhaul that requires most employers to provide birth control coverage to their workers.

A total of 12 lawsuits were filed Monday in U.S. district courts around the country on behalf of more than 40 Catholic institutions in a growing campaign to overturn the mandate, which has been cast as an infringement on religious freedom.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York,...
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