Federal Court Rules in Favor of Missouri State Senator in Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate

The Federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled earlier this week that a lawsuit challenging the HHS contraceptive mandate brought by a Missouri state Senator and his family could proceed.

Senator Paul Wieland (R-Farmington) sued in federal court arguing that Missouri law permitted state employees to opt out of having coverage for contraceptive and abortifacient drugs in their health plans prior to the implementation of the federal mandate. The Eighth Circuit court agreed that Sen. Wieland had legal standing to sue, and the case may proceed. Read more about the case here.

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