By Octavio Abea
Seven States filed a lawsuit Thursday in an attempt to block the mandate from the Obama administration that requires birth control to be offered to employees of organizations.
The lawsuit alleges that the rule violates the First Amendment rights of groups that object the use of contraceptives, USA Today reports.
Attorneys general of Texas, Fla., Mich., Neb., Ohio, Okla., and S.C. jointly filed the lawsuit making it the first challenge against the rule, Fox News reports.
The Obama administration has responded to the criticisms by saying that the requirement will shift from employers to the health insurers, USA Today reports.
Religious institutions such as churches, synagogues, and mosques are exempt from the laws requirement, Fox News reports.