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Protestant college appeals judge's dismissal of challenge to HHS mandate

Catholic World News - September 05, 2012

An Evangelical college in Illinois has appealed the decision of a federal judge to dismiss its lawsuit challenging the HHS contraceptive mandate.

Wheaton College had joined a number of Catholic institutions in challenging the mandate. But a federal judge dismissed the Wheaton lawsuit, saying that because the college is eligible for a one-year exemption from the requirement to cover contraceptive costs, there is no imminent harm to the institution and the matter is not ripe for legal action.

“We’re appealing because we continue to believe that our case should be considered on its merits,” said Wheaton’s president, Philip Ryken. The college argues that the mandate violates the school’s religious freedom.

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