The Christian university Wheaton College is one of many religious organizations to file suit against the federal government over the policy requiring their insurance companies to provide contraception coverage outside their group policies. But it turns out that Wheaton was already providing what they are objecting to have to provide:
Wheaton College, an evangelical liberal arts school in Illinois, asked a Washington, D.C. federal court on Wednesday for an emergency injunction against the Obama administration’s contraception coverage mandate because the rule forces the school to cover emergency contraception, which it believes causes abortions, or pay immediate fines.
But Wheaton’s health plan already covered emergency contraception when the mandate was announced, a spokesperson for its legal team told The Huffington Post, and tried to scramble to get rid of that coverage in order to qualify for the one-year reprieve President Barack Obama put in place for religious institutions that have moral objections to contraception.
Wheaton says they didn’t know it was covered under their group policy, but it seems to me they should support the new policy because it means they can stop covering it on their group policy but their faculty and students will still have the coverage directly from the insurance companies.