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Gov’t: Ruling backs nonprofits’ birth control plan
Washington Post ^ | 07/02/2014 | AP

Posted on 07/02/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT by GIdget2004

The Obama administration says the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the religious claims of Hobby Lobby and other for-profit businesses supports the government’s position in separate, ongoing disputes with religious-oriented nonprofit organizations.

The administration urged the justices Wednesday to deny a request from evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois that the government says would block its students and employees from free access to emergency contraceptives. The Justice Department said the Hobby Lobby decision essentially endorses the accommodation the administration already has made to faith-affiliated charities, hospitals and universities.

Wednesday’s court filing was the administration’s first legal response to the Supreme Court decision on Monday that allowed Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby Inc. and other businesses to assert religious claims to avoid covering some or all contraceptives in employee health plans.

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1 posted on 07/02/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

They live in a galaxy far, far away....


2 posted on 07/02/2014 11:46:34 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GIdget2004

Didn’t Colorado Christian Univ. just win a lawsuit that allowed them an exemption from Øcare?


3 posted on 07/02/2014 2:25:36 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: GIdget2004
Wheaton College in Illinois that the government says would block its students and employees from free access to emergency contraceptives.

WaPo doesn't get away with this; ambiguity in the term "free access".

4 posted on 07/02/2014 5:40:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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