Ohio Joins Lawsuit Over Birth Control Mandate
Ohio is joining six other states in filing a legal challenge to President Obama's order that allows employees of religious organizations to get insurance coverage for contraceptives, even if the religious groups are opposed. Attorney General Mike DeWine filed the suit on Ohio's behalf. He says many churches have said the mandate would require them to drop their insurance plans, which DeWine says would force more Ohioans into taxpayer-funded health care systems. DeWine says he hopes religious groups file their OWN legal challenges of the presidential order. DeWine says if they do, he'll have Ohio file "friend of the court" briefs, supporting those lawsuits. The lawsuit also includes Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.