More American companies continue to file lawsuits against ObamaCare’s Health and Human Services mandate. According to the Thomas More Society, the lead supplier of fuel injection parts to Bosch, Delphi, Conti, and Hitachi has joined the list of companies suing the federal government over the mandate, which requires health plans to provide coverage of abortions, sterilization, and birth control. Autocam Corporation’s CEO John Kennedy and his family are Catholic, and the mandate conflicts with their religious beliefs.
Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, noted, “Beyond forcing pro-life individuals to pay for President Obama’s pro-abortion agenda, the passage of Obamacare has allowed the federal government to insert itself into every aspect of our lives. This cannot be tolerated, and I applaud Autocam and the Kennedys for taking action.”
Autocam has designed a health insurance plan that excludes contraception, sterilization, abortion, and abortifacients. The plan covers the services only when medically necessary. Under the HHS mandate, this plan will not meet the required criteria. The complaint is filed in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Labor. The complaint demands injunctive relief for the company.
You can see the court filing here.
The Thomas More Society is “a not-for-profit, national interest public interest law firm that exists to restore respect in law for life, marriage, and religious liberty. Based in Chicago, the Thomas More Society defends and fosters support for these causes by providing high quality pro bono legal services from local trial courts all the way to the United States Supreme Court.”