EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - An Illinois federal judge on Dec. 14 denied a motion for preliminary injunction in a case brought by the owners of a secular, for-profit construction business who are seeking to stop the implementation of a "contraception mandate" contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (Cyril B. Korte, et al. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 12-1072, S.D. Ill.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177101).