Last week, the ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court brief opposing faith-based Liberty University's argument that the health care reform act passed last year, the Affordable Care Act, would violate its rights by requiring it to purchase insurance that could cover abortion.

In a recent press release, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, Brigitte Amiri, had this to say about Liberty University's lawsuit against the government challenging the Affordable Care Act:

Liberty University's argument in this case is part of a larger strategy to deny women vital reproductive health care services in their health care coverage. Every woman deserves the peace of mind of knowing that she can make the best decision for her situation without having her medical coverage dictated by someone else's beliefs.

Women's access to abortion care and contraception is at the heart of many battles currently being waged in Washington, D.C. and in state legislatures. Liberty University's lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act is yet another example of this disturbing trend.

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