Contraceptive Mandate Violates Religious Freedom Act, Georgia Federal Judge Says

Mealey's (June 10, 2015, 9:43 AM EDT) -- ATLANTA — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s contraceptive mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as it applies to two Georgia dioceses and related entities, a federal judge held March 26, 2104, in permanently enjoining its enforcement (The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, in her official capacity as Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 12-3489, N.D. Ga.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39617).

(Opinion available. Document #93-140423-003Z.)

In August 2013, the Roman Catholic...
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