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Christian university's effort to overturn Obamacare fails

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 11 2013 09:42:49 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 11 2013 12:46:52 PM CDT
LYNCHBURG, Va. -

A federal appeals court in Virginia has rejected a Christian university's bid to overturn the Obama administration's health care reform law.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit court of appeals today affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing Liberty University’s lawsuit.

Liberty claimed that the law violates the school's religious rights by requiring it to provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs.

The university also claimed the requirement that individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional.