Two Baptist Colleges Challenge Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate

Despite the fact that courts already have dismissed other cases claiming that Obamacare’s birth control requirement violates religious liberty, two Texas Baptist colleges have filed a new lawsuit against the contraception mandate. “Baptists in America…are particularly sensitive to coercive government actions that infringe on religious liberty,” said Eric Rassbach, deputy general counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University. Religiously-affiliated organizations, like religious colleges, do not have to provide contraception coverage; instead, the insurance company will be required to provide the coverage free of charge and the employer will not pay for it.