Catholic University to Defy Birth Control Mandate

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A Catholic university is vowing to continue fighting against Obamacare's birth control mandate.

A federal court has dismissed Ave Maria University's lawsuit against the mandate, which requires it to pay for employees' birth control.

For now, the president of the Florida school said they will not take further action, saying "the court has ruled that our lawsuit is not 'ripe,' and for now we accept this ruling."

However, the university also said it hopes "the Obama administration will soon get rid of its rotten regulations and respect our right of conscience and religious identity."

"One thing is clear, Ave Maria is not going to comply with the federal contraception mandate," school president Jim Towey said. "And we are going to be back in court if they don't fix the regulations."

The Obama administration will not bring any enforcement penalties against the school until January 2014.

Correction: CBN News earlier reported the university planned to appeal the latest ruling. That was incorrect. While they plan to continue the fight against the mandate, they do not plan to appeal the ruling in this particular case.

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