Legal Challenges Continue against Federal Contraception Requirements

hobby-lobbyLegal challenges continue against new contraception requirements in the federal health care law. Under the law, employers must cover contraceptive services for their employees free of charge. Dozens of organizations, many of them faith-based, say that violates their beliefs. Last week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied a request from the Hobby Lobby craft store chain to be exempt from the mandate while their lawsuit proceeds. As of January 1, the chain’s evangelical owners faced potential fines of more than a million dollars a day for failing to comply.