BREAKING: Supreme Court Vacates Ruling in Favor of Obamacare Contraception Mandate, Tell Lower Court to Rehear Case

by Warner Todd Huston | March 9, 2015 3:03 pm

Last year the 7th Circuit Court ruled against Notre Dame University and forced them to pay for contraception insurance despite the school’s religious objections to contraceptives. Today the US Supreme Court has vacated that finding and told the lower court to rehear the case.

The SCOTUS ruled last year that Hobby Lobby and other corporations could be exempted from certain of the Obamacare mandates based on religious objections. So, because of that ruling, the SCOTIUS has told the lower court to revisit their decision[1] for the school. After all, how is it fair that the school be forced to pay if private corporations can be exempt?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived the University of Notre Dame’s religious objections to the requirement for contraception coverage under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, throwing out a lower court decision in favor of the federal government.

The justices asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision against the South Bend, Indiana-based Roman Catholic university in light of the June 2014 Supreme Court ruling that allowed certain privately owned corporations to seek exemptions from the provision.

The case is part of national litigation concerning religious objections to the contraception provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known widely as Obamacare.

The law requires employers to provide health insurance policies that cover preventive services for women including access to contraception and sterilization.

This is another blow to Obamacare.

  1. SCOTIUS has told the lower court to revisit their decision:

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