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Misc: Family Owned Mennonite Company Forced to Comply With HHS Mandate

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Mennonites, like many other Christians, including Catholics, believe that they have a moral duty to respect the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. Mennonites are pacifist and do not believe in killing of any kind, since Jesus taught his followers to love their enemies. Likewise, they believe that it would be immoral for them to intentionally participate in, pay for, or facilitate, the destruction of a fertilized human zygote or embryo. As a result, a small family-owned Mennonite wood manufacturing business, Conestoga Wood Specialities, sued the Obama administration over the HHS mandate  which requires employers to pay for their employees morning after pills, such as Plan B and Ella.  The family argued that being forced to do so would violate their religious freedom. They have lost their case.  Read the story from Catholic News Service here: Mennonite owned wood manufacturer sues over contraception mandate  And here: Court Forces Mennonite Company to Comply with HHS Mandate