The Contraception Mandate Debate: Achieving a Sensible Balance
Columbia Law Review Sidebar, Vol. 114, p. 1, 2014
26 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2014
Date Written: January 23, 2014
A slew of secular for-profit businesses have sued seeking exemptions from the contraception mandate and many have succeeded in obtaining preliminary injunctions. This Essay explains why courts have found these claims credible under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act but contends that the Act’s underlying purpose is best served by denying these entities an accommodation.
Keywords: contraception, health insurance, religious freedom, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
JEL Classification: K32
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