A last minute policy change absolving a Christian college from fines has enabled the federal government to avoid another legal challenge to its mandate for contraception coverage.
On Friday, a federal judge in Washington D.C. dismissed a suit brought by Wheaton College against the government. The judge ruled the evangelical school in Illinois no longer had grounds to challenge the requirement that it cover contraceptive and abortifacient drugs under student and faculty health insurance policies.
Wheaton sued the government last month as an Aug. 1 compliance deadline loomed. But the policy rewrite postpones Wheaton's deadline for another year and gives the government more time to prepare its case. … COMPLETE STORY >>