Americans United For Separation of Church and State (AU) is a nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. Americans United represents over 70,000 individual members and 5,000 churches and other houses of worship nationwide.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Employers Playing Doctor Private Health Decisions
For-Profit Firm Doesn’t Have Religious Freedom Right To Deny Workers Access To Contraceptives, Americans United Tells Court
A Michigan-based company that produces organic foods does not have a
religious liberty right to deny its employees access to birth control,
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has advised a
federal appeals court.
Americans United and allied organizations yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief
in a case involving Eden Foods, headquartered in Clinton, Mich. The
company’s owners are demanding an exemption from a regulation issued
under the Affordable Care Act that requires most secular employers to
include contraception in employee health-insurance plans.