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Washington, DC - Religious Groups Must Offer Employees Birth Control

Published on: October 1, 2007 01:47 PM
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Washington, DC - The US Supreme Court rejected today a bid by religious groups to stop offering their employees birth-control benefits as part of their health insurance.

The top court rejected a petition by the groups arguing that by being forced to offer contraception pills and equipment on their employee health-insurance plans, their First Amendment rights to free speech were violated. The petition sought to overturn a New York state law that mandated that all employees of religious groups must have access to birth-control measures as part of their employer-provided health insurance.

The Supreme Court did not publish an explanation of its decision against the petition, which had also been supported by Orthodox Jewish and other religious groups in a brief to the court. [afp]

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 Oct 01, 2007 at 04:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Yup, there go the modern orthodox again


 Oct 01, 2007 at 03:15 PM Anonymous Says:

And why exactly have the orthodox jewish groups supported that lawsuit? If a woman gets a heter from her Rav, which is not uncommon, are they supposed to pay it out of pocket? Do they even have a clue of what that can cost? Shmuks again!


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