The founder of Domino’s Pizza does not have to insure contraception for his employees at an office park in Michigan – at least for now – as required by a provision in President Obama’s health care law, a federal court said Thursday.
Thomas Monaghan, a devout Catholic who sold the pizza chain in 1998, is among a group of business owners who have sued for and obtained temporary relief from the Affordable Care Act’s (aka Obamacare) contraception mandate.
The Obama administration is locked in legal disputes with several religious nonprofits and corporate owners who object to cover contraception, especially morning-after pills such as Plan B that some Christian’s say amount to abortion – as part of their employer-based health plans.
Supporters of Obamacare say it promotes women’s reproductive rights, particularly among those who cannot afford contraception.
Court documents showed that Monaghan lives his life according to church teachings from the 1960s that forbid attempts to prevent procreation before or after sex. The office park in question, named Domino’s Farms, includes a Catholic bookstore and chapel.
So far courts have granted injunctions to 13 corporations that object to the mandate.
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