Birth control football remains in play

Share this article:

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has put the question of required birth control coverage in play. The justice issued an injunction Tuesday against a healthcare reform provision that requires non-religious employers to cover employee birth control.

At issue is a nonprofit called Little Sisters of the Poor, which is not a religious organization but is affiliated with religious groups, a position that puts it in a neither-here-nor-there situation. These groups, as noted by the New York Times, do not have to provide direct birth-control coverage but do need to allow insurance companies to, which is where the catch is: NYT notes that the issue is “whether the certification itself amounts to conduct that violates the groups' religious faith.”

The White House has to issue a response by Friday.

Share this article:
close

Next Article in Business Briefs

Email Newsletters

More in Business Briefs

Social media perceived as clinical trial risk

The Wall Street Journal reports that patients are sharing a plethora of information about their clinical trial experiences, from how to get picked, to how to figure out who is in a control group.

Cancer PSA features scientists

Stand Up To Cancer is kicking off a PSA that features Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson and a Genentech scientist.

Lawmakers eye pricing

The Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel is looking into how three major pharmaceutical manufacturers decided to set minimum prices for their contact lenses.