Auto Supplier in West Michigan Grateful for Contraception Ruling

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The head of a western Michigan auto parts and medical supply company says he and his family are grateful that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the right of some closely held corporations to refrain from offering birth control coverage to employees.
Autocam Corp. president and chief executive John Kennedy expects that Monday's high court ruling in another case will lead to a re-hearing of a 2012 appeals court ruling against his Kentwood-based company.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Kennedy is Catholic and says the birth control and sterilization mandates violate his rights under the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act."
Autocam employs about 1,500 people worldwide.


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