Catholic broadcaster in Ala. sues over Obama policy | News
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFF) - A Roman Catholic broadcasting network based in Irondale is suing the Obama administration over its new policy on birth control funding.
EWTN Global Catholic Network filed suit Thursday in Birmingham over the rules. Network president Michael Warsaw said in a statement that the lawsuit is meant to defend Catholics and others from being forced to fund contraception.
[Click here to read lawsuit (PDF)]
Most employers and insurers have to cover birth control free of charge under the nation's new health care law. The administration recently announced that church-related institutions like charities, colleges and hospitals must comply after a one-year grace period.
The decision sparked an outcry from conservative Republicans and religious groups.
Warsaw said EWTN had to file suit because it's being forced to use donors' contributions to pay for morally objectionable health services including contraception, sterilization and abortion drugs.
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