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Religious Groups, Obama Administration Respond to Supreme Court Request for Contraception Compromise

posted on April 13, 2016

In The Wall Street Journal, Louise Radnofsky and Brent Kendall report, “New briefs from the Obama administration and Christian-affiliated nonprofits could shift the Supreme Court’s handling of a standoff over the federal health law’s contraceptive coverage requirements.” Each side submitted a brief outlining their version of a compromise, but there appears to be little room for agreement. “The religious objection has always been only to those methods of distribution that forced the nonprofits and their plans to participate,” said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “The government should move on from this unnecessary fight, and go provide these services some other way that doesn’t use nuns.”

Read at The Wall Street Journal