A third federal judge has vetoed the Obama administration’s efforts to enforce an abortion pill mandate against Christians, this time ruling in favor of a Bible publisher.
Officials with the Alliance Defending Freedom said government attorneys had argued that Tyndale House Publishers simply wasn’t religious enough for an exemption from the mandate.
The rule is part of Obamacare and forces employers, including Christians, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception as part of health insurance coverages under the threat of ruinous financial penalties.
ADF officials said Tyndale House Publishers, based in Carol Stream, Ill., is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media and directs 96.5 percent of its profits to religious non-profit causes worldwide.
The publisher specifically objects to covering abortifacients.