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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Another Case on Contraceptives

June 29, 2016

(USA Today) – The Supreme Court disposed of a case testing religious objections to contraception in May. On Tuesday, the justices refused to hear another one. The justices said they will not review a Washington state rule requiring pharmacies to fill prescriptions regardless of religious objections, while allowing exemptions for other reasons such as a patient’s safety or ability to pay. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented from the refusal to hear the case. “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern,” Alito wrote.

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