Friday, July 13, 2018

Another Injunction Against ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Following the lead of a number of other courts, this week a Florida federal district court in Ave Maria School of Law v. Azar, (MD FL, July 11, 2018) reopened a case and granted a permanent injunction against enforcing the contraceptive coverage mandate against Ave Maria. The injunction applies to the requirement to provide insurance coverage for sterilization and contraceptive drugs, devices, or procedures to which the Catholic school has religious objections.  The Trump Administration has conceded that applying the Obama Administration's accommodation rules to religious non-profits would violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. ADF issued a press release announcing the decision.