(Campus Reform) A federal district court ended a lengthy legal battle over the Obama-era contraceptive mandate last week, ruling that the government cannot force Wheaton College to provide birth control.
According to the decision, the judge ruled that the school “is entitled to a permanent injunction” after carefully reviewing the briefs submitted by all parties.
"The government should never have tried to force us to provide drugs and services against our faith, and we are pleased by the resolution of our case."
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"Wheaton has demonstrated, and Defendants now concede, that enforcement of the contraceptive mandate against Wheaton would violate Wheaton’s rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” the judge observed. “Wheaton will suffer irreparable harm to its ability to practice its religious beliefs, harm that is the direct result of Defendants’ conduct, unless Defendants are enjoined from further interfering with Wheaton’s practice of its religion.”