"Joey made the reasonable assumption that when you get health insurance you get to keep people healthy and make people well, not destroy a life," said Jeremiah Dys, attorney for the Family Policy Council.
What Holland learned, Dys said, was that all insurance carriers offer the pills.
Holland plans to file an amended complaint, according to Dys, and request a permanent injunction.
"This puts Joe in a quandary. At any given moment someone could request coverage that he has an objection to funding. It's a moral quandary he doesn't want to be in," Dys said. "No employer can avoid it unless the court steps in."
Holland is the first person in the state to file such a lawsuit, but his joins 61 other cases and more than 200 other plaintiffs nationwide who contend that the HHS mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and freedom of religion under the First Amendment to the Constitution.
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