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Obama Contraception Rules Halted in Catholic Groups’ Suit

An Obamacare requirement that employers provide free contraceptive coverage must be halted temporarily for Washington-based Catholic institutions involved in a legal challenge to the rule, a federal appeals court said.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, in a 2-1 ruling, yesterday granted a request by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington and the Catholic University of America among other plaintiffs for an order barring the federal government from imposing the contraceptive services requirement on them while they appeal a lower-court ruling they lost.