OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma federal judge on Nov. 19 denied a request for a preliminary injunction to halt the implementation of a mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), 111 P.L. 148, related to the provision of birth control (Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., No. 12-1000, W.D. Okla.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164843).