SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – The College of the Ozarks in southwestern Missouri is joining opponents of the new federal health care law with its own lawsuit over the law’s birth control component. The Christian college near Branson filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court over the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.
The federal law requires contraception coverage in employer health insurance plans. The College of the Ozarks says the requirement violates its religious beliefs. Schools such as the University of Notre Dame and The Catholic University of America have also filed federal lawsuits against the contraception mandate.