Roman Catholic Institutions Sue Obama Administration Over Contraceptive Mandate
The church and government are at odds.
Roman Catholic organizations across the country are suing the Obama administration over a specific mandate of the healthcare law.
The mandate requires employers to provide coverage for contraceptive methods including birth control and the morning after pill.
They contend the government is trampling on their first amendment right by requiring them to do something against their beliefs.
Churches and houses of worship are exempt, but religious non-profits, schools, and universities are not.
Father Charles Troncale of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Tallassee said the law comes between the church and its ministry.
The constitutionality of the healthcare law in its entirety has already been argued before the U.S. Supreme Court -- a lawsuit in which the State of Alabama participated.
A decision expected in late June should clear up the contraception mandate as well.