Florida, 6 Other States Sue Federal Government Over Contraceptive Mandate

By: CNN
By: CNN

Seven states have filed suit against the federal government over a contraceptive mandate.

The federal rule requires religious employers offer health insurance coverage that includes contraceptives and other birth control services.

Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Florida and Texas filed the lawsuit.

They say the mandate is a violation of the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.


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  • by Paul Location: Chagrin Falls, OH on Mar 9, 2012 at 04:04 AM
    So another situation where our great state of Ohio that ranks 47th in women's rights is spending our hard earned tax dollars to keep women as second class citizens. Somehow women are not to be treated equally but rather discriminated against by insurance coverage. I thought that was illegal. Please write your state and federal officials to stop this nonsense and give equal insurance coverage regardless of where you work. No entity that pays pays federal taxes on employees should be able to discriminate against any segment of the population covered by federal law. IT IS THAT SIMPLE!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    I think the people should put the information out there and say if you don't want a bunch of kids this is how to avoid getting pregnant. Times are getting hard and people living on the streets don't need babies. Babies need more that a grown person needs to survive.People could just up and quit having sex, but I don't think thats going to happen.
  • by Dave F Location: Altha on Feb 25, 2012 at 06:24 AM
    This is another area that Is none of the governments business. The decision should be between the parents, and their God.
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