The Archdiocese of St. Louis and Catholic Charities of St. Louis are among dozens of Roman Catholic institutions suing the Obama administration over a mandate that most employers provide birth control coverage.
Reporting by Alex Rusciano of WCBU was used in this report.
Updated at 5:08 p.m. with Associated Press information regarding appeal.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria is withdrawing its fight to regain state-funded social service contracts. A circuit judge in Springfield recently ruled that the State Department of Children and Family Services can cancel its adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.