6th Circ. Kills Bid To Block ACA Contraception Mandate

Law360, New York (September 17, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT) -- For-profit corporations are not protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Sixth Circuit ruled on Tuesday as it tossed out an appeal by a Michigan auto parts manufacturer that claimed the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate violated the business owners' religious beliefs.  

A three-judge panel affirmed U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker's December denial of Autocam Corp.'s motion for a preliminary injunction on the rule, which requires companies to offer coverage for contraception in their employee insurance plans. The Sixth Circuit agreed with the federal...
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