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Mon, Jan 6, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Nuns Challenge Obamacare Birth Control Provision


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On New Year's Eve, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary exemption to a group of nuns who said providing contraception under Obamacare would violate their religious rights. But the Justice Department on Friday said nonprofit groups like the nuns can easily exempt themselves from the requirement by signing a form that allows a third party to provide contraception. We discuss the nuns' lawsuit, which is one of dozens challenging the requirement that employer-issued insurance plans provide contraceptive coverage.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Judy Waxman, vice president for health and reproductive rights at the National Women's Law Center
  • Robert Muise, Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, American Freedom Law Center

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