Representative Paul Weiland (R-Imperial) has filed suit in federal district court in St. Louis challenging the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. He seeks to preserve his rights under the previously existing Missouri law, which allowed employees to opt out of including coverage for contraceptives, sterilization, and potentially abortion-inducing drugs in their health plans.
Wieland received a letter this summer from the state health plan informing him that he and his minor children will now be provided this coverage in their health plans in accordance with the new federal law. Wieland, who is Catholic, filed the suit to protect his right to opt out for himself and for his family, including his minor daughters.
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