Pa. Company Can Pursue Abortion Mandate Challenge

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A federal court has handed down a mixed ruling on two Obamacare abortion pill mandate challenges.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania allowed the Seneca Hardwood Lumber Company to proceed with its challenge, reasoning that the mandate violates federal statutes and the First Amendment.

Geneva College was told, however, that it's too early for the school to challenge the law.

Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents the two organizations, was pleased with the court's Seneca ruling.

"All Americans, including job creators and providers, should be free to live according to their faith rather than be forced into violating their own consciences," ADF Senior Legal Counsel Matt Bowman said.

"The court has done the right thing in allowing Seneca Hardwood to proceed with its case on these grounds," he continued. "Although the court decided that it's too early for Geneva College to challenge the mandate, we respectfully disagree and are considering our options for appeal."

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