Ohio Federal Judge Dismisses Birth Control Mandate Suit For Lack Of Standing

Ohio Federal Judge Dismisses Birth Control Mandate Suit For Lack Of Standing

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio federal judge on March 22 dismissed an action brought by religious organizations to stop the implementation of a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandating that all health plans provide preventive services for free, including those for birth control, holding that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the suit (Franciscan University of Steubenville, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, No. 12-440, S.D. Ohio; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40192; See 11/14/12, Page 9).

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