California Churches Sue State Over Mandated Abortion Coverage

Looks like something is brewing in the Golden State.

From Religion Clause:

In California yesterday, three churches filed  suit against the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) to prevent enforcement against those who object on religious grounds of a requirement that most health insurance policies issued in California provide coverage for abortions.  The complaint in Foothill Church v. Rouillard, (ED CA, filed 10/16/2015) focuses on a letter sent to insurance companies last year reminding them that

the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 ... requires the provision of basic health care services and the California Constitution prohibits health plans from discriminating against women who choose to terminate a pregnancy. Thus, all health plans must treat maternity services and legal abortion neutrally.
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