Mennonite Co. Appeals Contraceptive Ruling To 3rd Circ.

Law360, Philadelphia (January 15, 2013, 3:57 PM EST) -- The Mennonite owners of a Pennsylvania furniture manufacturing company who unsuccessfully argued that the new federal health care mandates requiring them to pay for contraceptive services violate their First Amendment rights appealed the decision Monday to the Third Circuit.

On Friday, a federal judge rejected Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. and owners from the Hahn family’s request for a preliminary objection against the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, finding that the requirements did not interfere with their religious beliefs.

“While compliance with the Women’s Preventive Healthcare regulations...
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