High court blocks part of health law

  • Updated: December 31, 2013 - 10:33 PM

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

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