University Of Notre Dame Sues Obama Administration For Contraception Mandate

(TPM’s Sahil Kapur reports)

The University of Notre Dame has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its requirement that employer-provided insurance plans include birth control coverage.

The issue was the subject of a heated firestorm earlier this year. The administration tweaked its rule to accommodate religious nonprofits like Catholic universities and hospitals. Churches are exempt. Republicans continued to demand that Obama reverse the rule entirely but backed down after receiving immense blowback.

President Obama delivered the 2009 commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame.

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(Pictured above: Notre Dame University President Rev. John Jenkins and President Barack Obama walk together at the university’s 2009 commencement.)