Pa. Dioceses Win Injunction Against Contraceptive Mandate

Law360, Philadelphia (November 22, 2013, 4:16 PM EST) -- The Roman Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie won a preliminary injunction on Thursday blocking provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act mandating that they provide contraceptive and sterilization coverage as part of insurance plans offered to employees of religiously affiliated schools and charitable entities.

U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Schwab agreed that forcing the dioceses to comply with the ACA’s contraception mandate by the beginning of 2014 would violate their First Amendment rights by severing religiously affiliated schools and organizations that provide insurance coverage to...
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Case Title

ZUBIK et al v. SEBELIUS et al


Case Number

2:13-cv-01459

Court

Pennsylvania Western

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

Arthur J. Schwab

Date Filed

October 8, 2013


Case Title

PERSICO et al v. SEBELIUS et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-00303

Court

Pennsylvania Western

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

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Arthur J. Schwab

Date Filed

October 8, 2013

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