Hobby lobby loses.
The United States Supreme Court ruled at the beginning of July that employers are required to provide health insurance covering contraceptives. In the case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the court also ordered lower courts to rehear any cases in which companies had sought to deny coverage for any type of contraception. A craft supply chain called Hobby Lobby brought the case before the court.
The U.S. Affordable Care Act listed 20 forms of contraception that had to be covered as preventive services. Hobby Lobby claimed that Plan B, Ella, and two types of IUDs caused abortions and thus violated the owners' religious principles. The court confirmed the methods prevent conception and do not cause abortion.
Following the 5-4 opinion in the Hobby Lobby case, the court also issued a series of releases to circumvent any narrow interpretation of the ruling.
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|Date:||Jun 22, 2014|
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