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Supreme Court revives Notre Dame's Obamacare contraception objections


LAWRENCE HURLEY

Source:
Reuters
Type:
Media/Opinion
Date:
3/9/2015

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ABSTRACT Supreme Court revives Notre Dame's Obamacare contraception objections | Reuters   Edition: U.S. Africa Arabic Argentina Brazil Canada China France Germany India Italy Japan Latin America Mexico Russia Spain United Kingdom Home Business Business Home Legal Deals Business Video Aerospace & Defense Financial Institutions Autos Reuters Summits Markets Markets Home U.S. Markets European Markets Asian Markets Global Market Data Indices Stocks Bonds Currencies Comm & Energy Futures Funds peHUB Earnings Dividends World World Home U.S. Special Reports Reuters Investigates Euro Zone Middle East China Japan Mexico Brazil Africa Russia India Insight World Video Politics Politics Home Supreme Court Politics Video Tech Technology Home Science Tech Video Top 100 Global Innovators Environment Opinion Opinion Home The Great Debate Data Dive Morning Bid Breakingviews Equities Credit Private Equity M&A Macro & Markets Politics Breakingviews Video Money Money Home Lipper Awards Global Investing Unstructured Finance Linda Stern Mark Miller John Wasik James Saft Analyst Research Alerts Watchlist Portfolio Stock Screener Fund Screener Personal Finance Video Life Health Sports Arts Entertainment Oddly Enough Faithworld Lifestyle Video Pictures Pictures Home The Wider Image Photographers Video Article Comments (0) Supreme Court revives Notre Dame's Obamacare contraception objections By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON Mon Mar 9, 2015 12:20pm EDT Tweet Share this Email Print Tourists walk in front of the Supreme Court in Washington March 9, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived the University of Notre Dame's religious objections to the requirement for contraception coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, throwing out a lower court decision in favor of the federal government. The justices asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision against the South Bend, Indiana-based Roman Catholic university in light of the June 2014 Supreme Court ruling that allowed certain privately owned corporations to seek exemptions from the provision. The case is part of national litigation concerning religious objections to the contraception provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known widely as Obamacare. The law requires employers to provide health insurance policies that cover preventive services for women including access to contraception and sterilization. Various challengers, including family-owned companies and religious affiliated nonprofits that oppose abortion and sometimes the use of contraceptives, say the requirement infringes on their religious beliefs. Mark Rienzi, a lawyer with the religious rights group Becket Fund for Religious Liberty who has been involved in similar cases, said Monday's action was "a strong signal that the Supreme Court will ultimately reject the government's narrow view of religious liberty." The court threw out a February 2014 appeals court ruling denying Notre Dame an injunction against the requirement. The appeals court ruling pre-dated the Supreme Court's June 2014 ruling saying family-owned Hobby Lobby Stores Ltd could .......