PHILADELPHIA - A divided Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 7 denied a motion for stay pending appeal of the denial of preliminary injunction in a case challenging the "birth control mandate" in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., et al. v. Secretary of the US. Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 13-1144, 3rd Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 2706).