State Court Rules Against Catholic Church on Insurance

Law360, New York (October 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case that has pitted religious values against employees’ rights to prescription drug coverage, New York state's highest court ruled on Thursday that the Roman Catholic Church and other religious-affiliated employers must abide by a state law that requires most employee health insurance policies to cover the cost of birth control.

The decision, handed down Thursday by the New York State Court of Appeals, upheld previous rulings by the State Supreme Court and the Appellate Division and left intact the state's Women's Health and Wellness...
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