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Louisiana Baptist college files suit against HHS mandate

Catholic World News - August 24, 2012

A Baptist college in Louisiana has filed suit against the HHS mandate.

“The HHS mandate will force us to cover abortion pills in our health plans at no cost to employees,” said Joe Aguillard, president of Louisiana College. “It’s none of the government’s business what Louisiana College offers in our health plans. It is also not the government’s business to impose its religious practice of condoning murder in exchange for our religious practice of protecting innocent lives.”

“Arguing that a refusal to pay for abortion drugs is the same as blocking access to them is like saying that I stopped you from going to the movies because I didn’t buy you a ticket,” he added. “It’s absurd. However, forcing a Christian college to pay for or facilitate life-ending drugs is a gross violation of freedoms protected by the First Amendment.”

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  • Posted by: JR - Aug. 26, 2012 11:01 PM ET USA

    Refreshing plain talk from Louisiana College's president!

  • Posted by: rpp - Aug. 24, 2012 4:37 PM ET USA

    A bit late, but all are welcome to this party! May God bless them in their efforts.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Aug. 24, 2012 12:38 PM ET USA

    Dr. Aguilard is a man to be admired and prayed for.

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