DENVER (BP) -- A federal judge has handed opponents of the Obama administration's abortion/contraceptive mandate their first victory, ruling in favor of a private business whose owners are devout Catholics.
It was the first time a federal judge had ruled against the mandate, which requires employers to purchase insurance plans that cover contraceptives, including ones that can cause chemical abortions. Those drugs, often called morning-after pills and emergency contraceptives, come under various names, including Plan B and ella.
There currently are about 24 lawsuits seeking to overturn the mandate. Many of the suits involve religious organizations.
The mandate was issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
quote:wow, not a big fan of the 1st amendment, eh?
Posted by LSU80 USF08
Sorry, I can't pay any taxes as they are against my religion.
Sorry, but my religion requires me to drive 85 in a 70 zone. It purifies my mind and brings me closer to my god whose name we cannot speak.
Yea, my religion requires this, too - pass some more lube, please.
wow, not a big fan of the 1st amendment, eh?
Don't worry, the John Roberts Court will rule in favor of Obama.
good that the Catholics have provided to the public to be closed