Friday, November 2, 2012

Michigan business wins temporary injunction against HHS Mandate

Michigan business Weingartz Supply Company succeeded in getting a court to issue a temporary injunction against the Obama Administration. The HHS Mandate could be used to force employers to violate their consciences by providing coverage for drugs which may induce abortions.

The Thomas More Law Center, a pro-life legal group, won the victory for the business and Erin Mersino, TMLC’s lead counsel on the case who presented the oral argument, told LifeNews: “The federal court has found that our clients have a likelihood of success and would be irreparably harmed by the unconstitutional overreaching of the HHS mandate.  This is not only a victory for our clients, but for religious freedom.”

Mersino said the mandate forces employers, regardless of their religious convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties.