NEW ALBANY, Ind. - An Indiana federal judge on Dec. 27 denied the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction to halt the implementation of a mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) related to the provision of birth control (Grote Industries, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., No. 12-134, S.D. Ind.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181965).