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Pennsylvania college wins temporary reprieve from HHS mandate

Catholic World News - June 20, 2013

A US district court judge has granted a Pennsylvania Christian college a temporary reprieve from the HHS insurance mandate.

Objecting to the inclusion of abortifacients in the mandate, Geneva College, which is affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, said in a legal filing that it objected to the mandate because “the procurement, participation in, facilitation of, or payment for abortion violates the Commandment against murder.”

In March, Judge Joy Flowers Conti, appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush, dismissed a suit filed by Geneva College because the case was not yet ripe. On June 18, the same judge granted an injunction against the enforcement of the mandate “until this court makes a full determination on the merits of the case, or the United States Supreme Court or United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit renders a decision on the merits of this case or an adverse decision in a substantially similar case.”

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