Domino’s Pizza Founder Latest To Try And Block Contraception Mandate

On Friday Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza, filed suit in federal court in Michigan, challening the federal government over the contraception mandate. Domino’s Farms, a Michigan office park complex that Monaghan owns is also a named plaintiff in the suit.

Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, believes contraception is a “gravely immoral” practice that has nothing to do with healthcare. According to reports, Monaghan currently offers health insurance plans to employees that excludes coverage for contraception and abortion.

Like the almost countless number of lawsuits before this one, Monahgan alleges the birth control benefit violates his religious exercise rights and is asking a federal judge to strike it down. A judge has not yet been assigned to the matter nor has it been set for hearing yet.

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  • give-em-hell-mary

    Female employees of Domino’s should sue mother killers Tom Monaghan and the RCC for attempting to criminally maim and/or murder them with unwanted fetuses.  They and female customers should stage “baby-killing” cola drink-in protests to highlight Monaghan’s hypocrisy over the “baby-killing” cola drinks that helped make him wealthy.  And Larry Flynt should offer a $1 million reward for dirt on Monaghan’s closet sccandals.

  • dominos-pizza

    Domino’s founder Tom Monaghan sold the company in 1998 and today has no active affiliation with our company. The media often neglect to note this fact. His views are not our views. Domino’s Pizza has made no public statements about health care, as we are still waiting to see how the final rules will affect our network of small business owners. Domino’s is not a political company; it is not a religious company – we are a pizza company.

  • crowepps

    Yes, he sold to Bain Capital, which has resold and distributed the shares/ownership to a variety of institutional owners.

    Too bad Monaghan is giving the company as a whole an enormous black eye nationwide, and hurting the investments of all those individual franchise owners, but then, what does he care?  He doesn’t own it anymore.

  • give-em-hell-mary

    Having trouble posting a comment here.  Software glitch?

  • give-em-hell-mary

    Monaghan has exploited all of his businesses to promote his holy misogyny.  His Catholic misogyny projects include Legatus, the Thomas More Law Center, Ave Maria Mutual Funds, the Ave Maria Foundation, the relocated Ave Maria School of Law, university and its Catholics-only surrounding town.

  • give-em-hell-mary

    My comments aren’t posting.  Is it my computer?

  • fiona-carmody

    Hi, Give em hell Mary,


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  • give-em-hell-mary

    Thanks for the explanation!  I sensed some filtering was occuring and wondered what words might be triggering this.  I worried that I wrote something newly inappropriate.  The Washington Post has a very annoying mysterious filtering system that forces people to insert asterisks into common words to avoid having their comments completely rejected.  I’m sorry you have to trouble yourself with this extra chore to avoid spam. 

  • crowepps

    Hey, if you’re Catholic, and rich, there’s only one way to get into heaven — insist you’re more important than everyone else, throw your weight around, and spend tons of money forcing morality on women by shaming them for not being ‘self-abnegating’.  Apparently the ‘signal’ that morality has been achieved is the rising tide of suffering and/or dying women.

  • give-em-hell-mary

    Excellent rebuke of misogynist Monaghan, but he has no conscience, so the deserved shaming will probably further inflate his demented ego.

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