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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Andy Newland
The health care law's contraceptive mandate officially kicks in Wednesday, meaning most businesses will have to make sure their insurance plans cover birth control — including those run by owners who personally believe birth control is immoral.
"We're very disappointed that the accommodation wasn't afforded to us, but I think ultimately there's a whole bunch of people — business owners and other organizations — whether it's Aug. 1 or a year from Aug. 1 — that want to be free to practice their faith," said Andy Newland, a co-owner of Hercules Industries, Inc., a Denver-based heating and air conditioning company.
"This is allowing us to continue doing what we've been doing," Mr. Newland said.