SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor Over Birth Control

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In a 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court sided with two companies who sought religious exemptions in Obamacare requirements that they cover birth control for employees.

The High Court agreed that the Affordable Care Act violated federal law which protects religious freedom. However, the Supreme Court also said that the government may provide its own alternatives for those who need to access coverage, SCOTUSblog reported.

The case was a key controversy over President Obama’s signature healthcare law, and became yet another bitterly fought battle over women’s reproductive rights.

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