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SCOTUS Hearing on Contraceptives and the ACA

Supreme Court Hearing on contraceptive coverage and religious freedom:

Challenging the Affordable Care Act

At issue: Can a business be required to provide its female employees with health insurance that includes access to free birth control, even if doing so would violate the strong religious beliefs of the family that owns the business?

  • Here is a ‘user friendly’ breakdown of the Supreme Court hearing today re: coverage of contraception by religious organizations.  It will likely be decided in early summer, but I think the NYT coverage of it is an easy Q and A.
  • Here is the SCOTUS blog that summarized the hearing and debate: