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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:18 AM

Michigan Christian university wins suit against abortion-pill mandate

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of two Christian colleges suing the government to avoid paying for abortion-related healthcare under a controversial Obama-era mandate.

After the U.S. Justice Department dropped its opposition to the lawsuit, U.S. District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) no longer could enforce the mandate against Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids and Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The mandate, also known as the “abortion-pill mandate,” was part of former President Barack Obama’s major healthcare reforms. It required that all health insurance providers – including universities and employers – supply access to abortions, birth control, family planning and similar resources, regardless of potential religious convictions against such medicine. If universities declined to do so, they faced steep fees.

Tuesday’s court ruling permanently blocked enforcement of the HHS mandate against Cornerstone and Dordt and judged that the mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/06/13/cornerstone-university-abortion-pill-lawsuit/698548002/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:29 AM

1. I'll bet that just like Hobby Lobby

That university has investment packages, some of which are mutual funds, which buys parts of stocks from various companies, and some of them will be from contraception-makers and even in HL's case, the makers of abotifacients. You can buy mutual funds packages to meet certain criteria that's important to you like pro-environmental companies, pro-LGBTQ, anti-abortion companies (in fact, an investment app I have on my phone, STASH, allows you to do that), but they don't generally make as much money.

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:29 AM

2. Jesus.

I constantly say, "If you don't believe in abortion, then don't have one." Beyond that, you have zero standing to tell anyone else they can't have one, no matter how strongly you feel on that topic. Because, trust me, there are plenty who feel just as strongly otherwise. So DON'T for one minute think you should impose your beliefs on me. And no, my thinking it's okay for a woman to have an abortion when you believe otherwise is NOT imposing my beliefs on you. Let's go back to my original statement: If you don't believe in abortion, then don't have one.

I am so fucking sick of this shit.

I'm old enough to have come of age before Roe v Wade. I remember all too clearly women who were desperate, who were pregnant and didn't want to be pregnant.

In all of this, where are the men who created these pregnancies? It seems as if in the anti-choice world women are totally responsible, that somehow men are never involved at all.

God, I'm sick of this.

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:02 AM

3. We have to remember that it is Trump doing most of this crap.

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