Domino’s founder sues feds over contraception coverage

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Tom Monaghan

The right-wing founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law.

Tom Monaghan, a Roman Catholic, says contraception isn’t health care but a “gravely immoral” practice.

He filed a lawsuit on Dec. 13 in federal court against the Affordable Care Act.

It also lists as a plaintiff Domino’s Farms, a Michigan office park complex that Monaghan owns.

Monaghan offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. The new federal law requires employers to offer insurance including contraception coverage or risk fines.

Monaghan says the law violates his rights, and is asking a judge to strike down the mandate. There are similar lawsuits pending nationwide.

He did not comment on the rights of his employees.

A message left for Monaghan’s attorney, Richard Thompson, was not immediately returned.

Monaghan sold controlling interest in Domino's to Bain Capital in 1998.