Obamacare Contraceptive Case Produces Supreme Court Compromise

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  • U.S. Supreme Court compromise sends cases back to lower courts
  • Religious groups object to any role in birth control coverage

Nuns from the Little Sisters of the Poor, and fellow plaintiffs, leave following oral arguments in seven cases dealing with religious organizations that want to ban contraceptives from their health insurance policies on religious grounds at the Supreme Court in Washington on March 23, 2016.

Photographer: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Supreme Court backed out of a divisive clash involving religious groups that object to contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, issuing a compromise decision that said the two sides might be able to work out their differences.

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