Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Another Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Challenge Dismissed On Ripeness Grounds

In Priests for Life v. Sebelius, (ED NY, April 12, 2013), a New York federal district court dismissed on ripeness grounds a challenge by a non-profit Catholic organization to the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act. The court concluded: "The current regulations, which are not being enforced against Priests for Life and are being altered, are not truly final." LifeNews reports on the decision.  Numerous other courts have reached a similar conclusion. (See prior related posting.)