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South Bend Diocese Files Suit Against Insurance Mandate

The Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese has joined a suit over the health care mandate that requires birth control coverage.

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Photo: Mark Kortum (Flickr)

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Ft. Wayne is a part of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend filed a lawsuit Monday against the Obama administration’s new insurance coverage mandates.

The diocese joins at least 40 other Roman Catholic entities around the nation who argue the mandates are unconstitutional because they infringe on religious freedom. The University of Notre Dame also filed a similar suit in federal court.

At issue is the health reform mandate that requires most employers or their insurers to cover services that are contrary to Catholic teaching, including birth control.

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  • http://www.indianainsurancehealth.com/ Ed

    I have no  dog in this fight, but I’m glad Indiana is stepping up to the plate and joining in. You do wonder what would be next if this was not stricken down.

  • http://www.indianainsurancehealth.com/ Website

    Actually, I’m surprised that more Indiana lawsuits have not followed. Health care  is an explosive issue and should be taken very seriously.

  • Mark Kortum

    You do have a dog in this fight.  Anyone who wants to preserve their freedom to choose how they express their religious beliefs or no religious beliefs in the United States needs to be concerned.  

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