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Supreme Court Sends Birth Control Case Back To Lower Courts

Supporters of women's health rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, March 23, 2016, as the Court hears oral arguments in 7 cases dealing with religious organizations that want to ban contraceptives from their health insurance policies on religious grounds. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of women's health rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, March 23, 2016, as the Court hears oral arguments in 7 cases dealing with religious organizations that want to ban contraceptives from their health insurance policies on religious grounds. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously refused to weigh in on a dispute between the Obama administration and faith-based groups over birth control, sending the issue back to lower courts to find a compromise.

Faith-based groups objected to a compromise arrangement devised by the Obama administration that would have spared the organizations from having to pay for birth control for women covered under their health plans. Here & Now’s Robin Young is joined by NPR’sRon Elvingto discuss the implications of the decision.

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