Pizza magnate wins temporary ruling on contraception coverage dispute
Thomas Monaghan, the multimillionaire founder of Domino's Pizza, pictured at the University of Ava Maria, which he founded September 27, 2007.
December 31st, 2012
05:54 PM ET
10 years ago

Pizza magnate wins temporary ruling on contraception coverage dispute

(CNN) - The billionaire founder of Domino's Pizza has won a temporary court victory, with a federal judge blocking enforcement of part of the health care reform bill requiring most employers to provide a range of contraception and reproductive health services.

Some business owners and their staff see that as a violation of their religious rights.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. jkane sfl gop mascots the blubbering slobs allen west rover nitwitquest rick scott ,carl rove and donald dump ??????

    Glad to see your taxes go sky high you gop trash and your pizza sucks ,stupid gop donors get what they pay for incresed taxes ,gop slobs !!!!

    December 31, 2012 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  2. jkane sfl gop mascots the blubbering slobs allen west rover nitwitquest rick scott ,carl rove and donald dump ??????

    You probably just lost 47% of your costomers ,gop moron !!!!

    December 31, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. Deb in MT

    Wow, just look at that old, white man sitting there so smugly in his chair: what a dinosaur.

    Didn't the USSC just refuse an emergency stay on contraception for Hobby Lobby? Conservatives are just going to go ahead and break the law, huh?

    Fortunately, I've decided to avoid all pizza in the new year: the stuff is coronary death on a bread slab.

    December 31, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. Honestly?

    Boy, it's a good thing this man is already a billionaire. I don't eat Dominoes pizza (no need to elaborate) but he will most certainly not see a penny of my money EVER. Birth control isn't only used to prevent births. If you have a religious reason to not use contraception then don't use it.

    Does this "older" gentleman have an issue w/ Viagra (how many uses it has, I have no idea) being covered? God would want nature to take its course, right? When it's done, it's done. As far as I'm concerned, it's just another person overreaching his authority over others.

    December 31, 2012 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  5. Thinker

    What a bout the religious beliefs of his employees? What right does he have to force his religious beliefs on to what should be a private matter?

    December 31, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  6. Adam Reizner

    Being from the greater Chicagoland area, much like those in the New York Tri-State area I have an overwhelming selection of "real" pizza places from which I can order a good, fresh, traditional pizza. Domino's serves a pizza that is just a shade better than edible. People outside of the areas where pizza was introduced to the U.S. eat the crap served by the likes of Domino's, Papa John's, Little Caesar's, and Pizza Hut simply because they don't know any better. I have had Domino's in the past at frineds homes that likewise don't know any better. Maybe people will be encouraged to order from a locally owned and operated restaurant instead of from one of these corporate giants that chooses to use religion or politics as a reason to limit or not provide healthcare as Papa John's and Domino's have decided to do.

    December 31, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. Frank in Valparaiso

    I just 'opted out' of their email server that I get emails from them to order pizzas and marked other for reason. You can't give a reason. So 'opt out' until they provide contraceptive coverage for their employees. Start a movement. Spread the word.

    December 31, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Would you eat a Pizza mad by a guy with a desk like that ?

    I wouldn't .

    December 31, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Last time I ordered Dominos it was so bad I ate the box and threw the pizza away. It was awful.

    December 31, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  10. Logic N LA

    How can this man get any court order since he sold the company in 1998?

    December 31, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Okay this was a bad idea. Contraception is a medical issue. Those that think it is a religious issue don't have a good understanding of what is going on with medicine. These people are looking to impose their so called religious belief on those that don't share them.

    December 31, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |