NC Roman Catholic college wins in court over ObamaCare contraceptive mandate

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

Victory is sweet:

WASHINGTON A three-judge U.S. District Court panel has sided with Belmont Abbey College in its case against the Obama administration over the requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that employers must provide free contraceptives in employee insurance plans.

In a decision announced Tuesday, the judges ordered administration officials to rewrite the law, so it will not force religious institutions to offer contraceptives.

Belmont Abbey College, a Roman Catholic institution in Gaston County, had sued the Obama administration over the health care mandate. College officials said it would require the school to act in a manner contradictory to church teachings.


In the decision, the judges noted that attorneys from the Department of Health and Human Services said the Obama administration would not require religious institutions to comply with the mandate and said the government would develop “a different rule” for employers such as Belmont Abbey.

The judges said they will hold the government “at its word” to make such a change in the law. The court did not overturn the requirement that free contraceptives be provided in health insurance plans, but it ordered the administration to provide exemptions for religious organizations.

The government has until March 31 to rewrite the law, judges said.

As per the article, Belmont Abbey College President William Thierfelder was quoted in a statement as saying that, for the college, “Christmas came early this year.” Indeed.

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6 Responses to “NC Roman Catholic college wins in court over ObamaCare contraceptive mandate”


  1. Dana says:

    The bishops totally supported ObaminableCare in the fight leading up to its very regrettable approval, and then the Administration turned right around and double-crossed the Church, stabbed them right in the back.

    You just can’t trust those people.

  2. Milwaukee says:

    I think I’ll send them my resume.

  3. Carlos says:

    The lesson for the bishops is that liberals/statists can’t be trusted. But there’s not a chance in the world they’ve learned that. That group will continue on their merry way ignoring biblical admonitions against theft and supporting the theft by government of onerous taxes, thus becoming accessories to that theft.

    And “Christmas came early?” Heck, Christmas came when Duh-1, Pelousy and Dingy jammed the bill down everyone’s throats, making Duh-1 Santa Claus until the entire thing gets thrown out eventually. The difference between Santa and Duh-1, though, is that Santa is fictitious, while we poor working stiffs have to live (and pay) with the reality of an obnoxious thief whose primary goal in life is the destruction of everything that made this country great to begin with, thus fulfilling the “dream of his father.” Even enriching himself with our taxes and being a thug is secondary to that.

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    “Behold, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed.”–Oxenstiern (1583-1654)

  5. Jim McDonald says:

    Big congrats to the wonderful Belmont Abby and people that believe in freedom around the world!