A Christian college is suing the Obama administration over requiring businesses to pay for insurance plans that cover Plan B and ella — two types of birth-control pills the college and other prolife advocates view as abortifacient.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius handed down the mandate last summer in a list of preventative services insurers must cover without copayments (i.e., for free upon purchase) under President Obama's health-care law.
Colorado Christian College filed a lawsuit against the mandate on Wednesday, charging that it violates the constitutional rights of free speech and religion.
"The government’s mandate unconstitutionally coerces Colorado Christian to violate its deeply-held religious beliefs under threat of heavy fines and penalties," the lawsuit said.
"The mandate also forces Colorado Christian to fund government-dictated speech that is directly at odds with its own speech and religious teachings.