High Court to Consider Religious Rights of “Secular” Businesses under ACA

Sometime in March, the Supreme Court will consider whether for-profit corporations can claim the protection of either the First Amendment, or the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, in denying contraception coverage to employees. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that employers provide a range of preventative services to employees, including birth control coverage. However, owners of businesses such as Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts chain, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, which specializes in making wood cabinets, maintain that the ACA’s mandate on birth control coverage violates their religious freedom.

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