Michigan Attorney General Joins Lawsuit Challenging Federal Contraception Coverage Mandate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan's attorney general is supporting a lawsuit filed by Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan challenging mandatory contraception coverage in the federal health care law.

Bill Schuette says he filed a brief this week in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Monaghan's case is to be heard Thursday. The devout Roman Catholic says contraception is a "gravely immoral" practice. His lawsuit also lists as a plaintiff his Domino's Farms, an office park outside Ann Arbor.

He has sold most of his controlling stake in Domino's Pizza.

Monaghan offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. The new federal law requires employers to offer insurance including contraception coverage or risk fines.

Schuette said in a release Wednesday that the law "will force private sector job-providers across America to violate their conscience."

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  • by Steven Burkhardt Location: Caledonia on Jan 31, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    Hasn't the Supreme Court already ruled that the federal health care law is constitutional? If this is so then Schuette is a waste of time and Michigan's money?
  • by Ken Faivor Location: St. Johns on Jan 31, 2013 at 03:36 AM
    Everything in our lives, good or evil is linked to whether or not we please the Lord God. If you like poverty, anguish, turmoil, disasters of all sort, than just keep on living like you are god, and only answer to yourself. Just remember God loves those he whips in order to turn them, so in the end he doesn't have to send them to hell, which is forever.
  • by Richard Location: Cyber Michigan on Jan 30, 2013 at 06:26 PM
    Fighting against condoms is a waste of tax dollars. He has got to be the worst Attorney General on record... His Golf game is just as bad too.... Schuette can't play any golf..
  • by Gwen Young Location: Lansing on Jan 30, 2013 at 03:23 PM
    Just a guess. Separation of church and state. Mohaghan can take a flying leap. Keep you religion to yourself, You are not a king or a god.
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