Catholic Groups' Birth Control Suit Premature, Judge Says

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 7:45 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday dismissed a challenge brought by Catholic organizations to the Affordable Care Act's requirements for employees' contraception coverage, saying the complaint was premature because regulations governing birth control will likely change.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the plaintiffs could bring a new suit in the future after new regulations regarding birth control coverage are issued. The complaint was brought by five Catholic nonprofit organizations that claimed the ACA's mandate requiring employers to cover contraception and other services infringes their...
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