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Louisiana Judge Finds ACA Contraceptive Mandate Violates Religious Beliefs

Mealey's (June 12, 2015, 12:36 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — Even with the availability of an opt out, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s contraceptive mandate’s requirement that a nonprofit religious employer provide insurance coverage for four contraceptives it finds objectionable violates religious beliefs and imposes a substantial burden, a Louisiana federal judge held Aug. 13, 2014 (Louisiana College v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., No. 12-0463, W.D. La.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113083).

(Opinion available. Document #93-140820-007Z. Order clarifying available. Document #93-140820-009R.)

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