Mennonite Co. Must Cover Contraceptives, ACLU Says

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 5:23 PM EST) -- The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to refrain from awarding a Mennonite wood products manufacturer a preliminary injunction against the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, saying the company's religious liberty arguments are likely to fail.

The ACLU contends Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.'s argument that the contraception mandate violates its religious beliefs echoes unsuccessful historical arguments used to discriminate against African-Americans and others. The ACLU filed its amicus brief after U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg's December order awarding Conestoga Wood...
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