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Appeals court rules against birth control mandate

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago November 01, 2013 Nov 1, 2013 Friday, November 01 2013 November 01, 2013 11:30 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Two Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate in the new federal health care law have won a ruling in an appeals court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the mandate limits the right to free exercise of religion.

The business owners are brothers who say the mandate would make them violate their Roman Catholic beliefs.

There have been a number of rulings on the birth control mandate, they are expected to be resolved in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The brothers own Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics of Sidney, Ohio.

They don't want to provide contraceptives like the Plan B pill to their employees.


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