Supreme Court to Review Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports, “The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a new challenge to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and decide whether employers with religious objections may refuse to provide their workers with mandated insurance coverage of contraceptives.” The court accepted two cases with conflicting verdicts, including one brought by the owners of Hobby Lobby, that promise to address the complex question of religious rights for secular, for-profit companies. In a statement, White House press secretary Jay Carney said: “We believe this requirement is lawful and essential to women’s health and are confident the Supreme Court will agree.”

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