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Supreme Court justice delays birth control mandate

2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago January 02, 2014 Jan 2, 2014 Thursday, January 02 2014 January 02, 2014 11:00 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama's new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor decided late Tuesday night to block implementation of the contraceptive coverage requirement, only hours before portions of the law would have gone into effect on New Year's Day.

Sotomayor acted on a request from an organization of Catholic nuns in Denver, the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged. She gave government officials until 10 a.m. Eastern time Friday to respond to her order.

The White House says it's confident that the rules requiring free contraceptive coverage under the law also address the objections of religious organizations.

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