November 2, 2012

Judge: No Mandate for Catholic Owned Business

Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press

A federal judge in Detroit ruled this week that a Catholic-owned business in Ann Arbor does not have to include for now contraception in its employee health care plans — a decision hailed by conservatives Thursday as a victory for religious freedom.

Judge Robert Cleland of U.S. District Court in Detroit temporarily blocked on Wednesday a federal mandate from the U.S. government that requires contraception to be included in health care plans for employees.

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