The Supreme Court Rules Against President Obama’s Contraceptive Case

contraceptive caseOn Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that closely held companies are not required to pay to cover some contraceptives for their employees. This closes the door on a controversial part of President Obama‘s healthcare reform law.

According to FOX News, the owners of Hobby Lobby, furniture maker Conestoga Wood Specialties and Christian bookseller Mardel argued that the Affordable Care Act violates the First Amendment and other federal laws protecting religious freedom because it requires them to provide coverage for contraceptives like the “morning-after pill,” which the companies consider an equivalent to abortion.

The section of law in dispute requires for-profit employers of a certain size to offer insurance benefits for birth control and other reproductive health services without a co-pay.


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