Texas joins lawsuit to challenge contraceptive rule

Texas joins lawsuit to challenge contraceptive rule

POSTED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 7:40am

UPDATED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:07am

Texas has joined six other states and a handful of Catholic organizations in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new health care rule approved by the federal government that would require all employers to include coverage for contraceptives in employees' health care benefits.

“Obamacare’s latest mandate tramples the First Amendment’s freedom of religion and compels people of faith to act contrary to their convictions,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a news release. “The very first amendment to our Constitution was intended to protect against this sort of government intrusion into our religious convictions.”

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Think about hospitals run by the Catholic church...they employ not only Catholic workers, but also workers of other faiths...should they employ only Catholic workers and not provide birth control coverage, or should non-Catholics pay cash for the pills or find private insurance that will cover them? Not fair to women, and laughable, since MOST Catholic women of child-bearing age DO take birth control pills...what a joke...and Texas takes the Catholic/evangelical/conservative bait.

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