Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Injunction Issued In Contraceptive Mandate Case On Remand From Supreme Court

On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court after its Hobby Lobby decision (see prior posting), in Autocam Corp. v. Burwell, (WD MI, Jan. 5, 2014), a Michigan federal district court issued a permanent injunction barring enforcement of the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate against Autocam Medical, LLC. Members of a Catholic family were the CEO and controlling owners of Autocam. The injunction covered:
those provisions of federal law in existence on June 30, 2014, when the Supreme Court decided Hobby Lobby, that require plaintiff Autocam Medical, LLC, to  provide its employees with health coverage for contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and related patient education and counseling to which  plaintiff objects on religious grounds.
Thomas More Society issued a press release announcing the decision.