Military Optics Maker Trijicon Sues Obama Administration Over Abortion Pill Mandate in Obamacare
Trijicon makes some of the most innovative rifle optics on the market. Due to their durability, ability to operate in low light and the variety of magnifications offered, they have become a favorite with the US military.
Now Trijicon is suing the same government which accounts for so much of its business.
The manufacturer is suing the Obama Administration over the Obamacare mandate which requires many employers to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties.
The mandate does not take religious concerns into account.
The lawsuit says that the company, which has always embraced the Christian values of the company’s owners, cannot follow the mandate due to their religion.
According to Liveactionnews.org,
The U.S. Department of Justice responded by notifying the court that it will not oppose Michigan-based Trijicon’s request for a court order that would suspend enforcement of the mandate against the company.
“My father began this business with the intent of treating our employees and customers in a way that represented his strong Christian faith,” said Trijicon President and CEO Stephen Bindon. “By filing this lawsuit, we are simply trying to retain the culture and values we’ve always promoted here at Trijicon.”
This isn’t the first time Trijicon has been in the news over their Christian values. In 2009-10 it was found that scopes sold to the US military had bible verse references inscribed onto the optics.
In order to keep their government contracts, Trijicon stopped this practice and sent removal kits to the military to remove previously added inscriptions. (Source)