Appeals Court Strikes Down Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

Appeals Court Strikes Down Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

The Obamacare mandate that for-profit companies must provide contraceptive services to employees despite their religious objections has been enjoined by the D.C. Court of Appeals.

The D.C. Court held that either taking a heavy fine or providing services that run afoul of one’s religion is a “substantial burden.”

This issue appears destined to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court as there is now a split among Circuit Courts of Appeals around the country.