Freshway Contraceptive Coverage Bar Allowed by Court


#1

Fresh Unlimited Inc. won’t have to provide contraceptive coverage for its employees under the Obama administration’s health-care reform law, in what may be the first exemption granted since a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The parent of Freshway Foods today won an appeals court ruling that qualifies it for the same treatment the high court approved in its June 30 Hobby Lobby decision allowing family-run businesses to claim a religious exemption from the requirement to include contraceptives in their health insurance plans.

The suit by Francis and Philip Gilardi, who own Sidney, Ohio-based Freshway, is one of about 50 filed by for-profit businesses over religious objections to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010’s birth-control coverage mandate. The Gilardis are Roman Catholic and said that complying with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate would require them to violate deeply held religious beliefs.

bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-08/freshway-contraceptive-coverage-bar-allowed-by-court.html


#2

Well, when I read the title of the thread I thought there was going to be some kind of sushi-bar with contraceptives all over it that employees would be allowed to take home with them.

Maybe that’s weird, but that’s what “freshway contraceptive coverage bar” sounds like. Like fresh condoms on a marble bar in beauteous arrangements.


#3

I thought similar. An upscale eatery/pharmacy that sold contraceptives with your meal. :eek:

Glad to find out it was just more good news. :smiley:


#4

:stuck_out_tongue: I’m glad I’m not the only one who read it that way.

It is good news, though. Really, how else can the courts decide these cases in light of the Hobby Lobby decision?


#5

Same here.
Thanks be to God for the good news.


#6

You are funny.:smiley:


#7

Well thanks. I thought it was really weird at first, but I guess not.


#8

Sadly the way judges like Ginsberg would politically impose.


#9

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