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Federal Court Rules Against Notre Dame In Contraception Case

The Catholic university must now provide birth control coverage to students and employees as mandated in the health law.

The Wall Street Journal: Court Rules Against Notre Dame In Contraception Case
A federal appeals court Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame in a legal proceeding claiming the Obama administration's contraception-coverage requirement is forcing it to violate its religious beliefs (Radnofsky and Kendall, 2/21).

The Hill: Court: Notre Dame Must Adhere To Obamacare Birth Control Mandate
The University of Notre Dame must provide birth control to employees and students after a federal appeals court ruled Friday, a move the school says will force it to violate its religious beliefs. In a blow to religious colleges and universities across the country, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago denied Notre Dame's request for an injunction to the Obamacare birth control mandate that requires the school to provide coverage for contraception (Devaney, 2/22).

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