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.