WASHINGTON, D.C. - A divided District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Court on Nov. 1 reversed a decision denying the plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction to halt the implementation of the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (Francis A. Gilardi, et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 13-5069, D.C. Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 22256).