GOP Bill Takes Aim At Obama's Contraception Mandate

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Employers with moral or religious objections would be able to ignore a new law guaranteeing free birth control coverage in workplace health plans under a Republican-backed bill introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Religious Freedom Tax Repeal Act is sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and would prevent the collection of penalties from companies that don’t provide certain women’s preventive health services, including contraception.

“Obamacare gives the federal government the tools to tax religiously affiliated schools, hospitals, universities and soup kitchens right out...
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