Religious Groups Again Challenge Obamacare’s Birth Control Mandate

Kristen Wyatt of The Associated Press reports, “In the latest religious challenge to the federal health care law, faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court Monday that the government hasn’t gone far enough to ensure they don’t have to violate their beliefs.” Before the 10th U.S. Circuit Curt of Appeals, a group of nuns and Christian universities argued that the exemption still involves them in the provision of contraceptives, violating their religious beliefs. However, Adam Jed of the Justice Department claims that the federal government has done enough to accommodate them, saying, “We disagree that the act of opting out constitutes a substantial burden on their religious belief.”

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