An Ohio company has prevailed thus far against Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics of Sidney, which is in western Ohio about 40 miles north of Dayton, “offers flexible and dependable truckload and LTL backhaul services from all destinations in our distribution area in the eastern half of the United States.”
Anyone in a position to do so should consider steering (excuse the pun) some business their way as a form of gratitude for the owner’s principled prolife stand.
Here’s the news:
Appeals court deals blow to contraceptive mandate
A divided appeals court panel sided Friday with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law.
The business owners are two brothers, Francis and Philip M. Gilardi, who own Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics of Sidney, Ohio, and challenged the mandate on religious grounds. They say the mandate to provide contraceptive coverage would force them to violate their Roman Catholic beliefs and moral values by providing contraceptives such as the morning-after pill for their employees. The law already exempts houses of worship from the requirement.
The ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is one of several on the birth control issue, which likely will be resolved by the Supreme Court. There are at least three other rulings by federal appeals courts on the mandate: One sided with Oklahoma businesses; and two sided with the Obama administration in challenges brought by Pennsylvania and Michigan companies.
Let’s hope at least five Supremes agree.