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Chicago's 'Best Place to Work for Women' Sues Over HHS Contraception Mandate

Family-run business protests mandate that goes against Catholic founders' religious beliefs.

Triune Health Group, a family business run by a Catholic couple in suburban Chicago, filed suit yesterday in a Chicago federal district court, seeking an injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services' contraception mandate. Triune was recently named by Crain's Chicago Business as 2012's Best Place to Work for Women in the Chicago area.

Founders Christopher and Mary Anne Yep, whose Catholic beliefs are reflected in Triune's mission statement that each individual be "treated with the human dignity and respect that God intended," believe the HHS mandate "imposes a gravely oppressive burden on [their] deeply held religious beliefs," according to a press release.

Challenges to the HHS contraception mandate continue to mount – on Wednesday, Biola University and Grace College filed suit, joining Wheaton College, Colorado Christian University, Louisiana College, and Geneva College, among others – but have produced mixed results.

In July, a Nebraska court ruled that religious institutions, individuals, and states lack standing to challenge the administration's rules. However, Colorado-based Hercules Industries and the Catholic family that owns and runs it won a temporary federal injunction to suspend the mandate.

CT has covered the wave of lawsuits by Christian colleges, as well as interviewed Wheaton president Philip Ryken regarding why Wheaton filed suit.

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Posted:August 24, 2012 at 11:46AM
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