Two separate requests to hear challenges to the contraception mandate were filed Thursday, increasing the odds the Supreme Court will rule on the issue in June.
On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit rejected claims that the birth control benefit violated religious exercise rights of for-profit businesses.
The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.
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On Friday, in the latest case to address the provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage in employee health insurance plans, the Third Circuit ruled that the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation must comply.
A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court’s attention last week.
On Friday, a federal judge reluctantly ruled the corporate arts and crafts store would not have to comply with the contraception benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
A case out of Iowa shows the dangers in substituting adherence to law with adherence to religious beliefs.
A series of appellate court decisions in the coming months could determine how and when the Supreme Court reviews the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
Bottom line: If you’re a religious individual, and you decide to enter the marketplace, and you hire people of all faiths, then you have to leave your religious baggage behind and follow the same rules that apply to everyone else.