Indiana Won’t be Part of Federal Contraception Lawsuit

By WISE Web News

February 24, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 6:16 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The contraception controversy is bringing on a federal lawsuit. Seven states are already involved in the suit. Friday the state's attorney general, Greg Zoeller, made a stop in Fort Wayne and said Indiana won’t be added to the list.

The suit is arguing that the new federal mandate requiring employers to cover contraception is violating religious freedom. Zoeller won’t say if he thinks requiring health insurance covering contraception is unconstitutional. But says this is a case he doesn’t want to take on because he wants Indiana's focus to be on the lawsuit fighting Obamacare as a whole.

"I think if Indiana wasn't already part of the larger lawsuit against the challenge of the constitutionality of Obamacare I might have a different view of it, but I do think it's an important issue," said Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General.

President Obama has said if a religious institution says it's against their beliefs the insurance company will have to cover it instead and at no cost. Still, this isn't sitting well with many who are against the mandate.

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