The Contraception Mandate
Caroline Mala Corbin
University of Miami School of Law
October 15, 2012
Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 107, p. 1469, 2013
Under the new health care regime, health insurance plans must cover contraception. While religious employers are exempt from this requirement, religiously affiliated employers are not. Several have sued, claiming that the “contraception mandate” violates the Free Exercise Clause, the Free Speech Clause, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This essay explains why the contraception mandate violates none of them.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: contraception, birth control, ACA, contraception mandate, health insurance, health care, free exercise, free speech, associations, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, women, discrimination, Catholic Bishops
Date posted: October 15, 2012 ; Last revised: June 29, 2013
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