Jewish, Hindu Groups Back Contraception Rule In 6th Circ.
By David McAfee
Law360, Los Angeles (April 1, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Five advocacy groups, including the Union for Reform Judaism, the Hindu American Foundation, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, told the Sixth Circuit on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate doesn't stifle business owners' religious exercises, and urged it to toss a challenge to the rule.
The groups urged the Sixth Circuit to nix Michigan-based Autocam Corp.'s lawsuit alleging the mandate violates its Catholic owners' religious beliefs. The company sued the federal government in October, saying that offering insurance that includes...