Sarah Pulliam Bailey, writing for Christianity Today, reports:
Wheaton College will follow other religious institutions by filing a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, president Philip Ryken will announce Wednesday morning. The college’s suit in the D.C. District Court will be one of the more high-profile actions by an evangelical institution.
Health and Human Services announced in August 2011 that organizations would be required to provide contraception to their employees as part of the health care law President Obama signed. Religious institutions began filing lawsuits in December after it became clear the administration would not provide an exemption for religious institutions that are not churches.
Read the whole thing. Other evangelical institutions which have joined several Catholic institutions in filing lawsuits to challenge the rule include Colorado Christian University, Louisiana College, and Geneva College. Bailey notes that “academic institutions appear more interested in filing lawsuits than other kinds of religious organizations.”