June 30, 2014
A demonstrator in support of abortion and contraceptive rights, left, shoves his poster in the face of a demonstrator holding a sign that reads “I am the Pro-life Generation” after the Hobby Lobby ruling outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of the Affordable Care Act law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control. (Reuters)
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The court rules 5-4 in favor that businesses can object to birth control coverage on religious grounds
In a vote along ideological lines, the justices say that closely held private companies can seek an exemption from the so-called birth control mandate of the law known as Obamacare. The decision, which applies only to companies owned by a small number of individuals, means employees of those companies will have to obtain certain forms of birth control from other sources.