“We have asked Judge Cleland to set a court hearing on our motion for the earliest possible time to prevent immediate injury to our clients’ right of conscience. Without the court’s intervention, the HHS mandate effectively penalizes their free exercise of religion. Our lawsuit is specifically about the religious freedom of our clients. […Private businesses that oppose contraception] have no safe harbor and no exemption within the law. [We have therefore filed the emergency motion] to alert the court there is an imminent danger.”
On Thursday, Erin Mersino, lead counsel in Health and Human Services contraception mandate Lawsuit, cites “imminent danger” when filing an emergency motion to halt its implementation.
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A rosary a left is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 people from through out the Belleville Diocese participated in the walk and mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois. The walk was in response to the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires private health care plans to provide coverage of contraceptives.