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Supreme Court to Hear HHS Mandate Cases in March

The Supreme Court will hear two cases involving the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services mandate on March 25th at 10 a.m., according to National Right to Life News.

The court recently announced the scheduling of the important case which will decide the constitutionality of the mandate, which requires employers to provide employees coverage of abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilization procedures and has been objected to by many organizations, including several Catholic schools and colleges.

While the Supreme Court’s hearing will have obvious ramifications for the religious liberty of Catholic educators, the cases being heard by the Court were filed by two for-profit companies—Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.—whose owners object to being forced to provide the coverage because of the abortifacient aspect of some contraceptives.

The main arguments raised in their lawsuits are that the mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion clause.

Previously, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals circuit ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, while the 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against Conestoga Wood Specialties.

Numerous suits filed by Catholic colleges have garnered mixed judgments from district and appellate courts. Many expect that one or several of these lawsuits will eventually be heard by the Supreme Court as well

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