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High Court Grants Exemption from Birth Control Mandate

posted on January 27, 2014

At USA Today, Richard Wolf reports, “The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily exempted a religious non-profit organization from the federal health care law’s mandate that insurance plans include free coverage of contraceptives.” Although it provides momentary exemption for the Little Sisters of the Poor, the fundamental question of whether or not for-profit corporations can practice religion remains to be answered. Senior counsel Mark Rienzi of the Becket Fund said, “The government has lots of ways to deliver contraceptives to people – it doesn’t need to force nuns to participate.”

Read at USA Today