DENVER (AP) — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.
A federal judge in Denver issued the injunction Thursday.READ MORE: State Senator Calls for Audit After Out-Of-State Company Gets Big Colorado Construction Projects
Dobson sued in December, saying the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide the contraception violates the religious beliefs of his Colorado Springs-based ministry, called Family Talk.
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Dobson is founder and president of Family Talk, which has a nationally syndicated radio show, newsletter and website. The lawsuit says the ministry has 28 full-time employees.
He’s best known as founder of the conservative Focus on the Family ministry. He left that group and launched Family Talk in 2010.MORE NEWS: On National Latina Equal Pay Day, Latino Worker In Colorado Shares 'Frustrating' Experiences
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