Friday, February 24, 2012
States Sue Federal Government Over Contraception Mandate
The Hill: Seven States Sue Over Contraception Mandate, by Sam Baker:
Seven state attorneys general sued the Obama administration Thursday over its order requiring some religious employers to cover birth control in their employees’ healthcare plans.
In the suit, the states argue that the White House infringed on the religious freedoms protected by the First Amendment.
“This violation of the [First] Amendment is a threat to every American, regardless of religious faith,” Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said in a news release. “We will not stand idly by while our constitutionally guaranteed liberties are discarded by an administration that has sworn to uphold them. . . .”