Judge revives Pa. college suit over birth control

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Christian college in western Pennsylvania challenging looming federal health care regulations that would require its student and employee health benefits plans to cover birth control like the morning-after pill.

The rules at issue would require institutions that offer student and employee health benefits to include birth control coverage.

The lawsuit filed last year by the Alliance Defense Fun on behalf of Geneva College was dismissed. That’s because a judge agreed with the Justice Department that the school wasn’t suffering immediate harm because federal officials were working to exempt such institutions from the law.

But U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti has reinstated much of the lawsuit because the school contends it must soon decide whether to drop its student health insurance plan before the final government rules are due in August.

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