Judge Shields Bible Printer From ACA Contraception Rule

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 12:50 PM EST) -- A for-profit Christian publishing company doesn't have to immediately comply with the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate because adhering to the law would infringe on its and its owners' religious freedom, a Washington federal judge said Friday.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton granted Tyndale House Publishers Inc.'s bid for a preliminary injunction, saying the company represents the beliefs of its owners and as a result has the authority to challenge the law on religious grounds.

“Because Tyndale does 'not present any free exercise rights of...
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