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.