This isn’t a big win. But it’s a win. It’s one of those “for now” things that temporarily blocks the Obama administration from enforcing the HHS Mandate on the Catholic college while their lawsuit works its way through the courts. Hey, we’ll take any win we can get.
A Catholic university in southwest Florida can avoid millions of dollars in fines under ObamaCare’s birth control mandate while its legal challenge makes its way through court, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Ave Maria University and its lawyers cheered the temporary injunction as a blow to the contraceptive rules, which have become a flashpoint in debates over the federal healthcare law.
“After dozens of court rulings, the government still doesn’t seem to get that it can’t force faith institutions to violate their beliefs,” said Eric Baxter, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents the college.
“Fortunately, the courts continue to see through the government’s attempts to disguise the Mandate’s religious coercion.”
The decision came from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida