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SCOTUS to rule on ACA mandate Monday
WASHINGTON (WKRC) -- The Supreme Court is expected to rule Monday on whether companies have the right to deny their workers access to affordable birth control, claiming religious objection. The case pits religious rights of companies against the workers right to have access to birth control.
In March Protesters came out as the justices heard oral arguments on the mandate requiring companies to provide birth control coverage as part of their healthcare plans.
Craft store chain Hobby Lobby of Oklahoma is leading the lawsuit against the government, arguing that being forced to pay for contraception violates its religious beliefs.
Some in congress agree:
U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte said, "I think the statute itself as interpreted by the President violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. I'm hoping the court will uphold the rights of individuals for their expression of their religious freedoms."
Hobby Lobby says it is willing to pay for some types of birth control, but says the morning-after pill and IUDs go against its beliefs.
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