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Supreme Court: Companies don’t have to pay for birth control
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for contraception.
The coverage requirement was challenged by two corporations, including Hobby Lobby, whose owners say they run their businesses on religious principles.
The health care law requires employers cover contraception for women at no extra charge among a range of preventive benefits in employee health plans.
The companies objected to some of the methods, saying they are equivalent to abortion because they can prevent embryos from implanting in the womb.
The justices' decision came in a 5-4 ruling in the much anticipated case.