PowerLinks – 12.20.12

December 20, 2012 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks – 12.20.12

Domino’s Founder Files Lawsuit Challenging HHS Mandate Dominique Ludvigson, The Foundry Tom Monaghan, founder and former owner of Domino’s Pizza, is the latest business owner tofile a lawsuit challenging Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate requiring employers to cover abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization as “preventive services” in their health care plans. Continue Reading...

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PowerLinks – 12.19.12

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