TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Judge temporarily blocks enforcement of contraceptive drugs mandate for Cranberry company

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, April 19, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
 

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked the government from imposing a health insurance mandate on a Cranberry company that claims the mandate violates the religious freedoms of its owners.

Seneca Hardwood Lumber Co. and two of its owners, Wayne L. Helper and Carrie E. Kolesar, claim the administration's mandate that they provide coverage for contraceptives and so-called morning-after contraceptive drugs violates their Catholic beliefs.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti ruled Friday that blocking government enforcement of the mandate is less harmful than requiring the company and its owners to comply with the mandate while they pursue their challenge in federal court.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Penguins forwards struggle in loss to Avalanche
  2. Starkey: In defense of Mel Kiper Jr.
  3. Agent: Polamalu undecided whether to play in 2015
  4. Wolf’s Pa. budget plan seen as having almost no chance
  5. Angry fans cited in shortage of refs in Western Pennsylvania
  6. Mt. Lebanon deer-culling corrals sprayed with urine, repellant
  7. Ice jam wipes out McKeesport’s marina
  8. Pirates look to put more pressure on opposition with better baserunning
  9. Dermatologist led UPMC residency program
  10. 11 Ligonier Township residents rescued by boat from floodwaters
  11. Miami’s 67-63 victory further damages Pitt’s NCAA Tourney hopes