Appeals court overturns ruling favoring HBU in contraception case


The New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday overturned an a lower-court ruling favoring the university, saying that government provisions for honoring moral objections to the contraceptive procedures do not infringe on the school's rights under the U.S. Religious Freedom Restoration Act. According to the federal regulation, religious non-profits morally opposed to such contraception can exempt themselves from the requirements, which then would be independently fulfilled ‑ by government mandate ‑ by their insurers.

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