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Domino’s Pizza Founder Latest To Try And Block Contraception Mandate

Jessica Mason Pieklo

Another for-profit business looks to render religious freedom meaningless.

On Friday Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza, filed suit in federal court in Michigan, challening the federal government over the contraception mandate. Domino’s Farms, a Michigan office park complex that Monaghan owns is also a named plaintiff in the suit.

Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, believes contraception is a “gravely immoral” practice that has nothing to do with healthcare. According to reports, Monaghan currently offers health insurance plans to employees that excludes coverage for contraception and abortion.

Like the almost countless number of lawsuits before this one, Monahgan alleges the birth control benefit violates his religious exercise rights and is asking a federal judge to strike it down. A judge has not yet been assigned to the matter nor has it been set for hearing yet.

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