The Thomas More Law Center has filed an Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order for the founder and former owner of Domino’s Pizza. The motion asks that the HHS Mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance with contraceptive, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drug coverage be stopped from taking effect on January 1, 2013. Tom Monaghan is a Catholic and firmly pro-life. Monaghan claims the HHS Mandate violates his religious liberty.
An attorney for the Thomas Moore Law center, Erin Mersino, requested that the Federal District Court hear the motion “at the earliest possible time.” If it is granted, Monaghan could continue providing insurance without contraceptive, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drug coverage.
The motion is part of a lawsuit filed by the Thomas More Law Center. The suit is the second the Center has filed against the HHS Mandate.
Another challenge to the HHS Mandate came from Hobby Lobby. However, the Supreme Court has denied Hobby Lobby’s request for protection from the Mandate as the company battles the Obama Administration in court, according to Fox News.
An earlier ruling against Hobby Lobby’s request came from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. According to the court, the company did not prove the Mandate would “substantially burden” their religious liberty.
Hobby Lobby says it will not obey the Mandate. According to the Christian-owned company, the finws for that action could equal $1.3 million a day.
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You can read the filing for a Temporary Restraining Order in the Domino’s Pizza case here.