Ruling against Obamacare birth control mandate creates legal limbo
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[...] The Eighth Circuit’s dissent, however, makes the issue a likely case for the Supreme Court, says Holly Lynch, executive director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.
In a way, she notes, the matter is sequel to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, in which the high court ruled that family-controlled businesses with a religious objection to paying for contraceptives should be allowed to opt out – as long as they observe the government’s accommodation.
“Now the question will be: Is the accommodation sufficient?” Professor Lynch says. [...]bioethics contraception health care reform health law policy public health regulation