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And we turn our season to this now -- major new developments right now in the fight over the president's contraception mandate.
Said many states.
Are now asking a federal judge to block the requirement.
The lawsuit argues that the president's so called accommodation.
Does not go far enough to protect to protect religious freedom.
Say that religious groups would still have to subsidize conduct that conflicts with their principles -- -- here with the slash -- Nice of Peter what's the -- problem with the accommodation that was off -- Martha -- suit was filed jointly by seven states all with Republican attorneys general but Texas attorney general Greg -- -- Says the president's accommodation is nothing more than a shell game in the lead attorney general from Nebraska John -- says the accommodation.
It's an accounting gimmick.
S attorney general I stand ready to defend religious liberty and and like it's.
Constituents ability to worship as they see fit and not be forced to violate their beliefs by purchasing insurance that includes.
Or patients like the morning after -- I think the timing of this is very suspect and I don't know why the president chose to pick -- -- -- does lend one to believe that it may have something to do with electoral prospects and and him trying to excite his base.
So the plaintiffs think the contraceptive mandate is political and if you are from swing states -- seven.
And South Carolina and in this suit they claim.
That the federal government's regulation is an unprecedented.
Invasion of the -- first amendment rights.
To free speech free exercise of religion and free association.
And two non -- to private citizens at a Catholic school have all joined of the -- this lawsuit as well and that -- -- attorney general is already comparing this case that is one day old.
To the battle over the president's health care legislation which of course is gonna make its way to the Supreme Court next month for -- Yeah lot of similarities of course with the overall mandate issue being -- kind of the umbrella idea they're so -- what it what is the White House so what's their reaction -- us.
We've reached out -- the White House for comment but we haven't heard anything back yet and keep in my -- that this suit was just filed yesterday out there.
In the US district court in Nebraska so no word yet but we are waiting hear if they haven't been mostly -- -- say Peter Doocy thank you so much from Washington this morning.
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