A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by six Roman Catholic institutions in Illinois against the Obama administration over the issue of the government's insurance mandates covering contraceptives.
U.S. Judge John Darrah ruled on Friday that because the dioceses and Catholic Charities of Joliet and Springfield, as well as Catholic Charities of Chicago and St. Patrick High School on Chicago’s West Side, had filed their lawsuits before the mandate went into effect, their complaints were premature.
Since May, dozens of religious institutions have filed lawsuits, challenging the Obama administration's mandate. Under the rules announced last year, religiously affiliated schools, charities and hospitals would not be exempt from providing contraceptives, including "morning-after pills" and intrauterine devices, which cause the equivalent of abortions. ...More HERE