Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge To Birth Control Mandate For Lack Of Standing

Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge To Birth Control Mandate For Lack Of Standing

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on Feb. 8 dismissed a suit alleging that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandate requiring all health plans to provide preventive services for free, including those for birth control, violates the religious rights of religious organizations, finding that the plaintiffs lacked standing and that the claims were unripe for review (R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, No. 12-3932, N.D. Ill.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17407).

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