A New Suit Against the HHS Mandate

by Matthew J. Franck

As the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Friday, Conestoga Wood Specialties, a Mennonite-owned cabinet manufacturer based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with 950 employees at plants around the country, has filed a lawsuit challenging the Health and Human Services mandate that employers provide “preventive services” in their health plans that include sterilization, contraception, and abortifacients.  As the Inquirer reports, the company’s complaint says it would be “‘sinful and immoral for the company to participate in, pay for, facilitate or otherwise support any contraception’ that would have the effect of an abortion.”