Feds Ask Courts to Drop Cases Objecting to Contraception Mandates

Claim groups haven't shown any harm. Guess trampling on religious freedom doesn't count?


The federal government has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and other religious institutions seeking to overturn a provision in the federal health care law that requires group health plans to provide free birth control.

The groups argued in a lawsuit filed in October that their religious beliefs prohibit them from providing the required coverage for certain services provided for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.