President Barack Obama announces the contraceptive mandate at the White House on Jan. 12, 2012.
– Official White House photo by Pete Souza
WASHINGTON — A Baptist small business owner whose ancestors fought religious persecution as founding Americans has filed the 50th lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate.
The Thomas More Law Center, which is handling the case, said that Thomas Beckwith’s ancestors endured “the hardships of a storm-tossed ocean voyage,” coming to America “in 1626 to escape religious persecution from England.”
“One hundred and fifty years later, one of his ancestors, as a member of the Connecticut militia, fought against the tyrannical British king in the Revolutionary War,” the organization said.
Now, it said, Beckwith and his family-owned electric company are filing a legal challenge...READ MORE