Cornerstone suing federal government | Both schools are represented at no cost by Alliance Defending Freedom. “This filing is first and foremost an effort to preserve and protect our religious freedom as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Given our conviction that life begins at conception and our commitment to the sanctity of life, we find the mandate to provide our faculty, staff, and students with insurance that provides access to abortion-inducing pills unacceptable. The government should not be able to force us to buy or provide insurance that gives access to morally objectionable drugs, devices, and services that violate our biblical convictions.” “If the government can force Christian colleges like these to act contrary to their own deeply-held religious convictions, then the government can do just about anything,” says Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Gregory S. Baylor. “The government should not coerce any American in this manner.”