Judge Forces Notre Dame to Comply With Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

Fewer than five years after President Barack Obama spoke at a University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony, promising “a sensible conscience clause” in the nation’s health care policies, the University has been denied its bid for a temporary stay on the HHS mandate requiring employee coverage for contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization procedures.

Last week, a federal judge denied the University’s request for relief from the Obama administration’s mandate. Then on December 31, a panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied Notre Dame’s emergency motion for a stay, pending an appeal.