Government Tells 8th Circuit Birth Control Mandate Doesn’t Burden Religion

Mealey's (June 10, 2015, 10:28 AM EDT) -- HANNIBAL, Mo. — Separate regulations govern a third party’s decision to provide contraceptive coverage after religious groups opt out of providing such coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the opt out is neither a facilitation of such coverage nor a substantial burden on their religious practices, the government argues in a May 22, 2014, brief in the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Sharpe Holdings Inc., et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., No. 13-1507, 8th Cir.).

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