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Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

Source: 
6 News
Author: 
Associated Press
Date: 
Monday, June 30, 2014

The Associated Press reported:

"Leaders of women's groups are denouncing today's Supreme Court decision on contraceptive coverage, and they're pointing out that it came from five male justices.

A sharply divided court said some companies are exempt from the requirement in the new health care law that they provide birth control coverage for women -- specifically, companies with a small number of owners who have religious objections to that part of the law. The court said requiring those companies to pay for contraception violates the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

'Courts have to wrestle with how broad the exemptions are, how deeply or sincerely held those religious beliefs are,' said Richard Levy, a constitutional law professor at the University of Kansas."