Nearly five-year legal battle ends in victory for private colleges that wish to operate according to their beliefs
February 21, 2018 – Bartlesville, OK Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) has agreed to a dismissal of its federal lawsuit against the Office for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education. The dismissal came after the government validated the university’s … Continued
January 18, 2018 – Bartlesville, OK This morning, Oklahoma Wesleyan University President, Dr. Everett Piper, joined other leaders in speaking at a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) event in Washington, D.C. The topic of the day was the … Continued
October 6, 2017 The Trump administration has significantly expanded legal protections for organizations that object to providing abortion-inducing drugs and devices in their health plans. An Affordable Care Act regulation forces many employers to cover such drugs, and the previous … Continued
David Preston, Executive Director Oklahoma Wesleyan University Foundation The Department of Health and Human Services would have you believe it is defending the lawsuit brought by Oklahoma Wesleyan University, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and 34 other religious employers … Continued
Now that the Supreme Court has urged the government to work with the plaintiffs to find a solution, pray that the administration and its lawyers listen and hear this message loud and clear.
The Supreme Court has issued a ruling on Zubik v. Burwell, which includes Oklahoma Wesleyan’s case against the “contraception mandate” of the Affordable Care Act. The Court chose to vacate previous judgements, a step in the right direction, says Dr. Piper.
As women employed by Oklahoma Wesleyan University, we felt compelled to respond to recent questions raised regarding OKWU’s case for religious liberty, specifically in the case of government-imposed health coverage for abortifacient drugs.
Dr. Piper’s speech from the steps of the Supreme Court, discussing Zubik v. Burwell and the HHS “Contraception Mandate”.
A group of 35 OKWU staff and students participated in a rally with hundreds of brothers and sisters in Christ while the court heard the oral arguments of Zubik v. Burwell.