Minnesota Bishops Weigh in on Contraception Law

2 Feb

The Star Tribune reports that Minnesota Bishops have joined a national coalition of bishops to object to a provision of the health care reform bill that requires religious organizations to provide, inter alia, insurance with coverage for contraceptives to those employees whose duties are not primarily religious.

This comes in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision,Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, that exempted religious employers from provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and firing decisions regardless of whether those employees are performing religious functions. While Void is aware of pending litigation regarding this provision, it seems very likely to end up in federal court as the issue hinges on the same distinction drawn in Hosanna-Tabor.

We promise to watch this story with diligence only matched by the quality control measures taken by manufactures of said contraceptives.

 

 

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