By Jo Mannies, StlBeacon.org
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is lauding a decision by the federal 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in St. Louis, that is temporarily blocking enforcement of a provision of the Affordable Care Act requiring employer-provided insurance to cover contraception.
The 8th Circuit voted to delay the provision while St. Louis businessman Frank R. O’Brien continues his court fight against the requirement. O’Brien, a Catholic, contends that it would violate his religious beliefs to provide such coverage for his 87 employees. . . .
According to the American Center for Law and Justice, which is representing O’Brien, he oversees a holding company that “operates a number of businesses that explore, mine, and process refractory and ceramic raw materials.”. . .
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