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Monday, March 18, 2013

Federal Judge Blocks Contraception Mandate in Suit Brought by Tom Monaghan and Domino's

Bloomberg News:  Michigan Judge Blocks Health-Care Birth-Control Mandate, by Margaret Cronin Fisk:

The U.S. health-care reform’s mandate requiring employee insurance plans to provide coverage of contraception was blocked by a federal judge in Michigan.

Tom Monaghan and his property-management company, Domino’s Farms Corp., sued the U.S. government in December, contending that complying with the mandate would require him to violate his religious beliefs as a member of the Catholic Church. Domino’s Farms would have to provide contraceptive products, including an abortion-inducing drug, or be forced to pay $200,000 a year as a tax or penalty, the plaintiffs said. . . . 

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