Notre Dame Students Ask College To Drop Obamacare Lawsuit

More than 100 students, faculty, and alumni at the University of Notre Dame have signed a petition opposing the college’s decision to join a lawsuit against the constitutionality of an Obamacare regulation that requires employers and insurers to offer preventive health services — including contraception — without additional cost sharing for consumers. Notre Dame was one of 43 religious institutions that filed 12 lawsuits against rule, arguing that it infringed on their religious liberty. The petition began as a personal letter to university President Fr. John Jenkins from Kathryn Pogin, a philosophy graduate student, according to Notre Dame’s student newspaper The Observer. Polgin said, “It’s not clear to us that the University couldn’t comply with the mandate without remaining within Catholic practice.”