A United States District Court ruled yesterday that the Obama Administration cannot require the Ave Maria School of Law to pay for contraception, sterilization, or abortion until after the case has had a full hearing.
Ave Maria is being represented by Liberty Counsel Senior Litigation Counsel Roger Gannam, as well as Alliance Defending Freedom. “While women are being hung in Iran for fighting off a would-be rapist and killed in Iraq for standing for their religious beliefs, the Obama Administration continues to put its influence and efforts on forcing religious organizations to pay for $10 contraception and abortifacients,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.
“The university cannot teach students to stand for Christian values while it violates those same religious tenets,” Staver pointed out. “The Obama Administration continues to put Christian businesses and ministries in the crosshairs. It is deplorable that this type of religious persecution is happening right here in America! Liberty Counsel will continue to represent, free of charge, any Christian business or ministry that is targeted.”
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