Government Seeks Dismissal Of Challenge To Contraceptive Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal government on Aug. 6 asked a District of Columbia federal court to dismiss a case brought by religious groups that alleges that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), 111 P.L. 148  mandate requiring all health plans to provide preventive services for free, including those for birth control, violates their religious rights, saying the plaintiffs lack standing (Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., No. 12-815, D. D.C.).

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