Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Businessman sues government over birth control mandate

HASTINGS, Minn. — A Hastings business owner has filed a federal lawsuit against the government, saying portions of the Affordable Care Act violate his religious beliefs.

0 Talk about it

Doug Erickson, who owns the Hastings Ford and Hastings Chrysler car dealerships, said the government is asking him to fund morning-after pills as part of the ACA. Since Erickson believes that life begins at conception and those pills make a uterus inhospitable to human life, he can’t support them, he said.

The suit seeks a preliminary and permanent injunction to stop this portion of the act from being mandatory.

If he doesn’t fund them, Erickson could be fined $100 per employee per day until he does, said Jeremiah Dys, a lawyer with the Liberty Institute.

Forum News Service

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
Advertisement
randomness