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Schuette Praises SCOTUS Decision to Hear Birth Control Mandate Arguments

Schuette Praises SCOTUS Decision to Hear Birth Control Mandate Arguments

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments in two cases concerning whether a corporation can refuse to abide with provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for religious reasons.

At issue is a provision in the ACA that mandates health insurance provided by corporations cover contraceptives, including post-sexual encounter contraceptives, which some argue perform abortions.

Schuette says "religious liberty is America's first freedom. I am pleased our nationÂ’s highest court will hear arguments to defend the First Amendment for all, not just a few dictated by the federal government."

Several Michigan-based businesses have filed their own challenges to the HHS mandate, including Autocam Corp, Domino's Farms, Weingartz Supply Company, Eden Foods, and Mersino Management, all which Schuette supports.

 

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