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Supreme Court Hears Free Birth Control Arguments

Considers major decision on Obamacare.

The United States Supreme Court is now considering a  ruling on  major issue involving the Affordable Care Act. President Obama's healthcare law requires companies to provide free birth control as part of their health insurance plans, 

As supporters on both sides of the issue demonstrated outside, inside, the justices listened to  family owned businesses, led by Hobby Lobby,  argued the requirement their insurance plans provide free birth control - violates their religious beliefs. The government's attorney countered that allowing for-profit companies to challenge laws on religious grounds could threaten  many other regulations.
 
Justice Anthony Kennedy - often the swing vote - asked whether the government could in principle also force companies to pay for abortions.
The court will issue its decision later this year.
 

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