AU seeking submissions from concerned employees of companies challenging the contraception mandate
If any of you work for one of these companies, and you support the contraception mandate and you don’t want your employer to be to violate your reproductive rights, American’s United is her to help! In case you are worried about contacting them, it is completely confidential. You can remain anonymous.
The Affordable Care Act’s so-called contraception mandate, met with immediate outrage from the Religious Right and the Catholic bishops. These groups, unsatisfied with generous religious exemptions to the law, are demanding broader loopholes that are tantamount to a radical redefinition of religious liberty.
Houses of worship are wholly exempt from the mandate, and accommodations have been made for many religious non-profits. But for-profit corporations want the courts to extend those exemptions to them, too. Represented by outfits like the Becket Fund and the Alliance Defending Freedom, owners of secular companies have filed dozens of challenges to the law.
Now, the Supreme Court is set to hear two such challenges to the contraception mandate. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, both secular, for-profit companies owned by conservative Christian families, are asking the highest court in the land to allow them to seriously impede their employees’ fair access to contraception coverage.