Aquinas College Files Suit Against HHS Mandate

September 12, 2012

Today Aquinas College in Nashville, TN, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the United States Department of Health and Human Services in regards to the HHS mandate commonly known as the “Contraception Mandate.” The lawsuit was unanimously approved by Aquinas College’s Board of Directors and the General Council of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Aquinas College is represented by the Jones Day law firm and the Waller law firm who, along with the Diocese of Nashville and other Catholic entities, seek to have the mandate declared unconstitutional and to enjoin the government from being able to enforce the mandate. Aquinas College is owned and operated by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, Nashville, TN.

President Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P. issued the following statement:

Please refer to these links for more information about the HHS mandate:

For the full press release and letter from the Aquinas College President, please see this document:

And for the full text of the complaint filed, please see this document: