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March 21, 2014

Michael A. Helfand: Religion doesn’t end where business begins

Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate – the requirement that employers provide employee health insurance that covers contraception – impermissibly infringes on the religious liberty of religiously motivated corporations. The legal battles over the mandate have been legion; more than 300 plaintiffs have filed more than 90 cases across the country, all contending that providing health coverage for contraception would require them to violate their faith.

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