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Judges Say Catholic Network’s Employee Health Plan Must Cover Contraceptives

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February 23, 2016, The Daily Signal

In a 2-1 decision, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Thursday that the U.S. government has “a compelling interest” to ensure that EWTN employees are enrolled in a health plan that provides contraceptives. Requiring that, the court said, doesn’t “substantially burden” the Catholic organization’s free exercise of religion.