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SCOTUS Says Trump Can Weaken ACA Contraceptive Mandates

The 7-2 ruling reverses a lower court decision

On July 8, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) cleared the way for the Trump administration to expand exemptions for employers who have religious or moral objections to complying with the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.

The 7-2 ruling reverses a lower court decision that had blocked Trump's move nationwide.

The ruling is a win for Trump, who has vowed to act aggressively to protect what he and other conservatives frame as religious liberty, as well as for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic religious order for women who, along with the Trump administration, asked the court to intervene.

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