Justice won't block Obamacare's required emergency contraception coverage
December 27th, 2012
07:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Justice won't block Obamacare's required emergency contraception coverage

(CNN) - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday turned down a request that she block part of Obamacare that would require companies' health plans to provide for coverage of certain contraceptives, such as the morning-after pill.

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Mardel, Inc. and five family members involved in ownership and control of the corporations had protested the requirement, which is to kick in January 1.

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  1. Gurgyl

    This proviso is a part and parcel of the law. Which should not and ought not hamper the main law. Religious bigotry is so rampant in here. Just strike down.

    December 27, 2012 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  2. fiftyfive55

    Does anybody even believe in abstinence anymore ?

    December 27, 2012 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  3. fiftyfive55

    Guess people dont want to hear that maybe they should just abstain from sex,which is the best proven contrception.

    December 27, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    We no longer have freedom in America.

    December 27, 2012 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  5. DENNA

    Good. For some reason Viagra is, I believe, covered. If this is so, why not help women protect themselves from these "fully-loaded" men? If these "christian" businesses would consider the feelings of their female customers, they would be better off. In fact, they should mind their own businesses. What women need in regards to their healthcare is a private matter and should not be dictated by the businesses.

    December 27, 2012 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I think allowing employers to deny or withhold some forms of medical services "on moral grounds" because it violates their religious beliefs is a slipper slope of the worst kind. What is stop someone from denying employees any medical coverage because the employer cliams to believe in faith healing?

    December 27, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  7. Kelby in Houston, TX

    "Justice won't block Obamacare's required emergency contraception coverage"
    Ya know how they say, "every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings"
    Well, every time Obama succeeds a Republican hater's head explodes!

    December 27, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |