ST. LOUIS - A Missouri federal judge on Oct. 16 granted the federal government's motion to dismiss a couple's challenge to the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), saying that they lacked standing (Paul Joseph Wieland, et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., E.D. Mo., No. 13-1577; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148526).