Lawsuits against contraception mandate continue

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Hobby Lobby's lawsuit against the Health and Human Services mandate to provide coverage for the "morning-after" and "week-after" pills in insurance exchanges has gained some support.

Washington, DC-based Independent Women's Forum points out that 27 lawsuits involving religious institutions and businesses have been filed to stop the federal government from imposing the coverage. Spokesperson Hadley Heath tells OneNewsNow IWF's support is based on religious freedom and limits to the government's authority to mandate.

Heath

"Every American -- whether they're religious or not -- has a right to live in accordance with their values, to live according to their moral conscience," she says. "Of course, this intervention on the government's part is going to be something that has implications not just for family-owned businesses or for Catholics, but it has economic impact as well. It's going to, I believe, affect the market for birth control and affect some prices in healthcare. So there are many factors to be considered."

Heath adds when government is involved "there are winners and losers and there are secondary and sometimes indirect consequences that were not intended."

Heath believes people need to understand the seriousness of the consequences of violating the constitutional rights of the institutions, businesses and individuals impacted by the mandates.

Hobby Lobby recently filed a lawsuit over the healthcare reform mandate, claiming it is forcing the business owners to "violate their own faith."

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