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The Supreme Court will hear yet another challenge to the birth control mandate

A group of nuns argue that filling out a form violates their religious freedoms.
A group of nuns argue that filling out a form violates their religious freedoms.
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  1. The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate, which requires insurance plans to cover birth control without a copay.
  2. This will be the second time the Court has heard a challenge to the birth control benefit since Hobby Lobby, which basically granted closely held for-profit corporations the religious freedom to deny their employees birth control coverage.
  3. The Court will hear a bloc of seven cases, including Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell — a complaint brought by a group of nuns who run a religiously affiliated nonprofit.
  4. Groups like Little Sisters of the Poor are already exempt from providing birth control, but they want the Court to rule that it violates their religious freedoms to make them fill out a form that would exempt them from providing birth control, but still let their employees get coverage through other means.