Saturday, February 11, 2012

State AGs threaten to sue over birth-control mandate

By Sam Baker

Three state attorneys general say they’ll sue the Obama administration over its controversial birth-control mandate unless the White House backs down on its own.

“Not only is the proposed contraceptive coverage mandate for religious employers bad policy, it is unconstitutional,” the attorneys general said in a letter to top administration officials Thursday. “It conflicts with the most basic elements of the freedoms of religion, speech and association, as provided under the First Amendment.”

The state officials said that if the White House finalizes the contraception policy, they’re “prepared to vigorously oppose it in court.” The threat came from the attorneys general of Nebraska, Texas and South Carolina. the rest


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