Colorado Christian University Reacts To Birth Control Policy Change

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Christian University in Lakewood was one of the first organizations to file a lawsuit after the government announced a controversial contraception mandate.

On Friday, President Barack Obama announced a compromise to the policy. Obama said women working at religious organizations will still be able to get free birth control, but their employers will not have to pay for it, the insurance companies will.

When the original plan was announced, Colorado Christian University filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration, charging “… a deliberate attack by the government on the religious beliefs of Colorado Christian and millions of other Americans.”

“Whether or not people or in our case universities who have moral convictions against abortions should be required to endorse it, in effect,” said Colorado Christian University Bill Armstrong.

While contraceptives are not an issue at the university, abortion drugs are. University legal counsel Steve Miller said they’re not withdrawing their lawsuit. He said even though its the insurance providers that will provide the drugs for employees and the few students on their plan, that’s not satisfactory.

  • Tracey

    Maybe these tax free religious organizations shouldn’t try to pass legislation which criminalizes rendering medical care to a woman via the personhood bill. This negatively affects millions of women of all religions. Wake up everyone, this is a control of women issue

  • Mary Renstrom

    CCU should also consider suing the State of Colorado. Under Colorado law, as of January 1, 2011, all health insurance policies sold in the state must also cover chemical abortion drugs, and there is no exemption for individuals or organizations who might object.

  • Amanda Nicole

    What happened to freedom of religion? If your religion/philosophy is against something, including paying for it so others can have it, then you shouldn’t be forced to do that. Personally I don’t want the guilt of knowing my money helped kill a human being. As long as your religion/philosophy does not infringe on other rights in the constitution, you should be allowed to make decisions based on your beliefs.

    I think this requirement should be optional. If free choice people want to include it, fine. But don’t make us pay for something we obviously aren’t going to use and have a strong moral objection against.

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