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Brooklyn Judge Rules Religious Organizations Don't Have To Provide Birth Control Under ACA

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A Brooklyn federal judge ruled that religious organizations don't have to provide employees with birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Several Catholic organizations in New York took the case to court arguing that covering some or all forms of birth control would violate their beliefs and their first amendment rights.

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Cogan ruled that complying with the mandate would be an endorsement of the coverage.

In a response, The Archdiocese of New York says they applauded the decision, saying that freedom of worship must include just how they worship, but also how they act in accordance with religious beliefs.

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