Justices Will Hear ACA Contraception Clash

By Jeff Overley (January 17, 2020, 3:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine the lawfulness of religious and moral exemptions from the Affordable Care Act's requirement for employer health plans to cover birth control.

The high court's move comes in response to the Third Circuit's affirmation of a nationwide injunction blocking far-reaching exemptions that were created by the Trump administration and allow virtually any employer to avoid complying with the ACA's contraception mandate.

The administration and prominent Catholic charity Little Sisters of the Poor sought the Supreme Court's review. The case involves challenges brought against the exemptions by the attorneys general of New Jersey and...

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