Supreme Court Takes Religious Colleges' Suit on Contraceptives

November 9, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal from several religious colleges and organizations to the requirements under the Affordable Care Act that employers provide contraceptive coverage. The Obama administration, in response to earlier litigation on the subject, has said that religious organizations may indicate their objection to providing contraceptive coverage, and that, in such cases, the government and insurance companies will arrange for coverage, without the religious organizations subsidizing or directly providing the coverage. But the religious colleges maintain that even the role outlined by the Obama administration involves them in activities that conflict with their religious views.

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