Supreme Court tosses ruling in favor of Obamacare contraception mandate

Supreme Court tosses ruling in favor of Obamacare contraception mandate

The Supreme Court on Monday gave new life to a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, striking down a previous ruling in favor of the federal government.

The justices asked an appeals court in Cincinnati to reconsider a legal challenge that the Catholic ministries in Michigan and Tennessee filed against an ObamaCare provision that requires employers to cover birth control for all workers.

The justices asked the lower court to reconsider the case in light of last year’s landmark ruling on the contraception mandate. That decision, issued last June, held that the arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby could opt out of the contraception mandate for religious reasons.

Since then, religious-affiliated companies and organizations across the country have pushed new legal challenges of the provision.

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Religious freedom groups on Monday quickly cheered the court’s decision.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which filed an amicus brief in the case, called it a “strong signal” that more courts will ultimately take their side in the longstanding fight against the ObamaCare mandate.

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