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Obamacare challenge could empower discriminators: Column
USA Today

Should corporations have the right to get out of obeying federal law and refuse services and deny health care coverage to some people because of the corporate owners’ religious beliefs? That’s the question the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing this month – and the answer could affect millions of Americans’ everyday lives.

Two companies – one a chain of crafts stores in 47 states, and the other a woodworking manufacturer with factories in three states – argue that they shouldn’t have to follow the federal law that requires insurance plans to include coverage for birth control. The corporate owners claim a religious objection to providing some birth control to their employees, in part because the owners allege that those forms of birth control are abortion, an allegation that major medical institutions reject.

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