Obama's Compromise On Contraception Won't End Lawsuits

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 8:25 PM EST) -- The Obama administration's Friday proposal to allow religious organizations to opt out of directly providing contraceptives to employees could narrow the lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate, but experts say it's unlikely that any regulatory compromise will end the litigation completely.

The Department of Health and Human Services was forced to rewrite the rules after Catholic and other religious groups, supported by congressional Republicans, claimed that the mandate infringed on their religious liberty and demanded a broader exemption.

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