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The tension between government and conscience will be in the high court; the Supreme Court is set to hear the objections to Obamacare's contraceptive mandate.

"Oral arguments will lead the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve nonprofit religious organizations' challenge of the health care reform law's contraceptive mandate.

"The cases are part of a string of litigation challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision that requires employers to cover prescription contraceptives as part of their benefit plans.

"The organizations, mainly Christian colleges and charities, argue that the ACA violates their rights under the U.S. Religious Freedom Restoration Act by forcing them to provide birth control coverage, which they argue is immoral — even with an accommodation where they can pass the obligation to their health insurer or third-party administrator. The religious nonprofits argue that even the accommodation violates their rights, and they want to be exempted from the rule, an option now available only to churches."--Business Insurance

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