The Catholic University of America

Jan. 28, 2013

STATEMENT FROM THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA ON LAWSUIT

On January 25 a federal district court judge decided to dismiss the lawsuit brought by The Catholic University of America and other plaintiffs against the government’s efforts to force us to provide our employees with surgical sterizilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraceptives in violation of our deeply held religious beliefs. While we are disappointed by the decision, we are not discouraged in the least because the judge based her dismissal solely on procedural gounds; she did not rule nor make any judgments on the merits of our case. Her procedural ruling hinges on the government’s promise to accommodate our objections by March 31, 2013. We hope that the judge's expectation is correct and look forward to a proposed solution from the government by the end of March that fully satisfies our religious liberty concerns and amicably resolves this dispute. If that does not happen, we will find ourselves in court again.

 
 



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