Domino's founder Monaghan sues government to try to stop enforcement of contraception mandate
Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception is not health care and instead is a 'gravely immoral' practice
The founder of Domino's Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the new health care law.
Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception is not health care and instead is a "gravely immoral" practice. He's a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, along with his Domino's Farms, which runs an office park near Ann Arbor.
Monaghan offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. The new law requires employers to offer insurance that includes contraception coverage or risk fines. Monaghan says the law violates his constitutional rights, and he's asking a judge to strike down the mandate.
The government says the contraception mandate benefits women and their role in society. There are similar lawsuits pending across the country.
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