AMU President Towey: "The Fight Continues" Over Religious Liberty
Published on Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:17
Ave Maria University will continue its fight against provisions of the federal health care law that it believes violate religious freedom, university President Jim Towey said Thursday in a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
The court "did not settle the religious liberty questions," Mr. Towey said, and "Ave Maria University continues to believe that the government under this Act is seeking to violate our Constitutional right of religious freedom as well as established Federal law that protects faith-based institutions from governmental interference."
Ave Maria University has been at the forefront of legal challenges to provisions of the federal law that require all organizations, including religious organizations, to provide insurances that covers services that those organizations consider morally unacceptable.
"Those in the Administration who think the Constitutional issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act and its implementation are settled badly underestimate the breadth of support for religious liberty that exists in America," Mr. Towey said.
"The fight continues. Ave Maria University will press ahead with its lawsuit and fight for our religious freedom."
Click here for Mr. Towey's full statement on the AMU website.