The Obama Administration recently issued the latest in a series of regulations designed to ensure that Americans have access to affordable birth control, but the move is unlikely to resolve litigation over the matter, says Americans United.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals acted correctly today by upholding Washington state regulations that require pharmacies to fill prescriptions that their owners may find objectionable, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
Americans United filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the most recent version of the case, arguing that the regulations do not violate the religious freedom rights of pharmacy owners.
The Obama Administration today issued the latest in a series of regulations designed to ensure that Americans have access to affordable birth control, but the move isn’t likely to end litigation over the matter, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a new set of regulations designed to address religious objections to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
Under the new rules, closely held corporations and religious non-profit organizations may inform the government of their objection to the mandate via letter. Previously, objectors had been expected to sign and mail a form.
Just one week after the Religious Right and the Catholic hierarchy suffered a stinging defeat of their agenda on Election Day, the bishops are back in the fight against the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.