Domino’s Pizza Founder Sues To Block Employee Access To Birth Control

Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza, has filed a lawsuit to prevent employees from using the company health plan to get birth control.

Monaghan is a devout Catholic and believes that using contraception is “gravely immoral,” according to his court filing. The suit adds that prior to the Affordable Care Act’s passage, the company specifically sought out insurance that does not cover contraception. The suit adds that prior to the Affordable Care Act’s passage, the company specifically sought out insurance that does not cover contraception.  One of the regulations implemented after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law requires that all health insurance plans cover preventative care — which includes regular cancer and STD screenings, annual checkups and contraception for both men and women — free of charge. Employers that are morally opposed to providing contraception are allowed a religious exception that places the financial burden entirely upon the insurer. In his lawsuit, however, Monaghan insists that his religious freedom is being infringed upon by the coverage mandate. The billionaire argues that he’s actually paying for “abortions” by way of supplying workers with access to emergency contraception like “Plan B” and “ella,” which the lawsuit calls “abortifacients.”

The Christianist logic of blocking access to birth control in order to reduce abortions in mind-blowing.