WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on March 3 denied a preliminary injunction in a suit brought by a secular, for-profit food company seeking to halt the implementation of a mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) aimed at providing free preventive services to women, including those for birth control (Francis A. Gilardi Jr., et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., No. 13-104, D.D.C.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28719).