08 Jul Reproductive health and religious belief need not conflict
The Supreme Court is set to rule Monday whether or not employee health insurance will be required to cover birth control and contraceptive health expenses.
The bosses at two privately-held corporations, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., are fighting to deny their employees access to birth control. At the heart of this case is the popular benefit included in the Affordable Care Act that requires insurance plans to cover birth control with no co-pays or out-of-pocket cost. These bosses argue that they have a religious objection to birth control and should therefore be able to deny their employees this coverage.
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