Contraceptives: proper to well being or non secular assault?


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What does a company do when its owners don’t believe in contraception while health regulators require that contraceptives and birth control procedures be offered to all employees as part of their health care plan?

They are taking the case to court, what is it!

And that’s exactly what Indiana-based company Grote Industries did to obtain temporary legal relief by providing staff with coverage for contraceptives, birth control methods and sterilization procedures, such as l demands the overhaul of health care in the United States in 2010.

The Madison, Indiana-based vehicle security systems manufacturing company is owned by the Grote family. The Grote family claims in their court injunction that they are Catholic and, according to their belief system, therefore morally disagree with contraception (i.e. the oral contraceptive pill) and procedures sterilization (i.e. vasectomy) listed under their group insurance plan.

A panel decision, ruled 2 to 1, passed by the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, favored the Grote family and granted them a waiver from providing contraceptives to more than 1,100 full-time workers under the mandate.

Source: Reuters

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