Missouri Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Obamacare

The Thomas More Society has filed a lawsuit challenging Obamacare on behalf of Missouri state Representative Paul Joseph Wieland (R-Imperial) and his wife on Tuesday.

The lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Labor alleges that the government is violating the Wielands’ religious liberty and free speech by requiring that their insurance plan includes coverage for birth control and abortion inducing drugs, which they find morally objectionable.

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Many companies have filed lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act, but far fewer individuals have filed suits. In April, Eden Foods joined a long list of companies suing the administration over the mandate. Companies that have sued include Dominoes, Hobby Lobby, among others. Other companies, such as Universal Orlando, have said they will drop insurance coverage for their part-time employees so they do not have to comply with Obamacare.

Media Resources: Missouri Times 8/14/2013; Thomas More Society 8/14/2013; Feminist Newswire 4/24/2013

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