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Plaintiffs Tell 11th Circuit ACA Birth-Control Mandate Violates Religious Rights

Mealey's (June 15, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — If forcing an employer to violate its religious beliefs or face severe fines doesn’t constitute a substantial burden on religious practices, it’s hard to imagine what would, plaintiffs told the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 4, 2014, in a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) challenge (The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, et al. v. Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 14-12890, 11th Cir.).

(Appellee brief available. Document #93-141224-022B.)

In August 2013, the Roman...
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