College Targets HHS, Others In ACA Contraception Rule Suit

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Presbyterian university College of the Ozarks sued the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor in Missouri federal court Monday, saying abortion provisions in the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate had “trampled upon” their constitutional rights.

The Point Lookout, Mo.-based college said the ACA’s preventative care provision — which is often called the contraception mandate, and requires employers to include free contraceptive health care in their employee health care plans —violates the school's religious beliefs against elective abortion, including so-called morning-after pills, and...
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