Christian College Suing Over Birth Control Mandate Didn’t Realize It Already Covered Contraception
The Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett reports that Wheaton College, despite its serious, serious opposition to emergency contraception (school leadership’s stance is that Plan B causes abortions, which it doesn’t, but facts have no place in organized religion), the school “inadvertently” covered emergency contraception after the cutoff date of February 10th, which means they don’t qualify for the exemption. And now, even though they’re at fault for not taking the necessary precautions, Wheaton’s administration finds itself pregnant — with rage.
When Bassett asked a school spokesperson how long emergency contraception coverage existed on Wheaton’s plan, they referred her to a legal fund that’s supporting the school’s lawsuit against the Obama administration. Which means they were probably covering Plan B for a very, very long time. And the entire college didn’t implode.
But that hasn’t stopped Wheaton’s team from playing the persecuted victim in their lawsuit against the law that would require them to provide coverage that they were already providing,
“Everyone knows Wheaton is a school that lives out its faith,” Duncan said. “But today our government is telling Wheaton it is not ‘religious enough’ to have a conscience, and so can be forced to participate in abortions or face heavy fines. Wheaton has always provided generous employee benefits, but now the government is forcing it to choose between caring for its employees and honoring its faith.”
Yes, faith that was so vitally important that it was ignored for God knows how long.
One more time, with feeling: Derp