Notre Dame students sue school, Trump administration over birth control

The student group that filed the suit says an October 2017 settlement between the school and the Trump administration is unlawful, and further alleges that the university is in violation of terms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires employees to be provided with health insurance policies that offer contraception and sterilization access. “By charging people co-pays and deductibles they are violating the law. They have no right to do that under the ACA,” Michelle Banker, a senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, which is representing Notre Dame student group and plaintiff Irish 4 Reproductive Health, told the Indy Star. “By interfering with people’s ability to use birth control, they’re interfering with people’s rights to make decisions about their bodies.”