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Bible Publisher Tyndale Files Lawsuit Against HHS Contraceptive Mandate

(Updated) Lawyers: "The government ... knows how ridiculous it sounds arguing that a Bible publisher isn't religious enough to qualify as a religious employer."

Update (May 9, 2013): Seven months after it filed suit, Tyndale House Publishers has secured its injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Affordable Care Act's (ACA) contraceptive mandate.

Baptist Press reports that the victory is due to the Obama Administration's "own partial retreat in the case." The government had appealed an injunction granted to Tyndale by a lower court judge in November but recently asked that the appeal be dismissed. The judge dismissed the appeal, which means that Tyndale will not be forced to comply with the contraceptive mandate while its case moves forward.

But the government's motivation is difficult to discern, Religion Clause suggests.


The number of lawsuits facing the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Affordable Care Act (ACA) keeps growing.

Tyndale House Publishers, a Bible publishing house, filed suit against the government yesterday, arguing that the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate violates the owners' ...

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