Via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
A Missouri legislator asked the federal court on Wednesday to exempt his family from contraception coverage through the state insurance plan, saying it violates his religious beliefs as a Catholic.
Rep. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and his wife, Teresa, filed suit in U.S. District Court downtown against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and two other federal agencies. It asks the court to declare that the mandate for contraception coverage in the federal health-insurance law, known as Obamacare, violates their First Amendment freedom of religion.
While there have been other lawsuits filed by companies seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage mandate because they don't want their employees accessing birth control (because they're controlling assholes and/or religious bigots), it seems like this is the first exemption lawsuit filed by individuals. Aside from the "religious freedom" argument, Wieland says he doesn't want to set a bad example for his daughters by, uh, allowing his wife the option of controlling her own fertility (he refers to all contraceptives as "abortion-inducing drugs," which is demonstratively false).
So... providing more options for families is tantamount to trampling on religious freedom? Aren't the Wielands free to ignore the birth control coverage, or am I missing the ACA clause that states federal agents will be force-feeding Mrs. Wieland birth control, along with all other religious conservative women out there?