COLUMBUS: Thursday’s legal victory for backers of President Barack Obama’s health care law won’t halt a lawsuit that challenges certain treatment options it provides on religious grounds.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said litigation brought by Ohio and six other states, and joined by a host of Catholic organizations, will continue to move forward despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the law.
The states’ suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services argues Americans with religious objections shouldn’t be required under the law to pay for coverage of abortifacients, birth control and sterilization.
The abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio praised the high court ruling as a victory for women’s health care. The anti-abortion group Ohio Right to Life said the law expands access to abortion.