Fla. Catholic University Sues Over Contraception Rule

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 11:20 PM EST) -- A Catholic university in Florida on Tuesday sued the Obama administration, claiming the new rule requiring employers to include free contraceptive care in their health plans is unconstitutional, the latest such suit challenging the provision.

Ave Maria University says the mandate — part of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care reform law — violates its rights under the First Amendment, according to the complaint filed in the Middle District of Florida.

“The mandate unconstitutionally coerces the university to violate its deeply held religious beliefs under threat...
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