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Alito steps into ACA contraception case

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April 16, 2015, Modern Healthcare

Leaders of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is involved in similar but separate cases, hailed Alito’s order as another in a series of signs that the government is losing its battle to enforce the ACA’s contraception mandate on religious organizations.

“How many times must the government lose in court before it gets the message?” said Lori Windham, the Becket Funds’ senior counsel, in a statement. “The government really needs to give up on its illegal and unnecessary mandate. The federal bureaucracy has lots of options for distributing contraceptives—they don’t need to coerce nuns and priests to do it for them.”