A federal appeals court on Friday struck down the birth control mandate in ObamaCare, concluding the requirement trammels religious freedom…
The Obama administration said that the requirement is necessary to protect women’s right to decide whether and when to have children.
The judges were unconvinced, however, that forcing companies to cover contraception protected that right.
Brown wrote that “it is clear the government has failed to demonstrate how such a right — whether described as noninterference, privacy, or autonomy — can extend to the compelled subsidization of a woman’s procreative practices.”
Hattem, J. (2013). Court Strikes Down Birth Control Mandate. The Hill. Available http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/188983-appeals-court-rules-against-birth-control-mandate. Last accessed 24th Jan 2015.