18 Mar '12, 1am

First Lawsuit By Private Employer Filed Over Birth Control Mandate | Care2 Causes

First Lawsuit By Private Employer Filed Over Birth Control Mandate | Care2 Causes

This week the CatholicVote.org Legal Fund filed a first-of-its-kind federal lawsuit against the Obama administration on behalf of a Missouri business owner who claims the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates his religious beliefs. This is the first legal challenge to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate from a private business owner and company. Until now only religious institutions or organizations have legally challenged the mandate. The plaintiffs are Frank R. O’Brien and O’Brien Industrial Holdings, LLC (OIH), a holding company based in St. Louis, Missouri. OIH operates a number of businesses that explore, mine and process refractory and ceramic raw materials. O’Brien is a Catholic and claims his religious beliefs provide the framework for the operation of his business including a mission to “make our labor a pleasing offering ...

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