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Government: ACA Birth-Control Opt-Out Provides Sufficient Religious Protections

Mealey's (June 15, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT) -- CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) opt-out available to those who oppose providing insurance coverage for contraceptive merely shifts obligations to third parties and protects religious practice and important government interests, the government told the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Oct. 3, 2014 (Dordt College and Cornerstone University v. Sylvia Burwell, et al., No. 14-2726, 8th Cir.).

(Opening brief available. Document #93-141029-007B.)

Dordt College and Cornerstone University sued Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and others...
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