High court blocks law’s birth control provision

A Supreme Court justice has blocked implementation of portions of President Obama’s health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control. Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s decision came Tuesday night amid efforts in a separate case in which Catholic-affiliated groups sought to try to stop Wednesday’s start of portions of the Affordable Care Act. Sotomayor acted on a request from an order of Catholic nuns in Colorado. Sotomayor is giving the government until Friday morning to respond to her decision.

Associated Press