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Contraceptives Denied: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling voted 5-4 in favor of giving owners of private companies rights to object to the new healthcare law requiring employers to provide insurance covering contraceptives for women, says an article published by Reuters. Though the decision will only apply to a small number of family-owned companies, women employed by these owners may need to seek birth control and other contraceptives elsewhere, at out of pocket costs. Many pro-choice activists protested the ruling, and White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the decision “jeopardizes the health of women who are employed by these companies.” The two family-owned companies which brought the cases to court are Hobby Lobby Stores Ltd., which has 13,000 full-time employees, and Conestoga Wood which has 950 workers.

Read the article published by Reuters.