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Appeals court sides business owners who challenged health care law's contraceptive mandate
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, November 1, 2013 10:50 AM EST
A divided appeals court panel is siding with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law.
The ruling Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is one of many on the birth control issue, which likely will be resolved by the Supreme Court.
The appeals court panel says the mandate limits the right of free exercise of religion.
The brothers are Francis and Philip M. Gilardi. They say they don't want to provide contraceptives like the Plan B pill for their employees. The Gilardis own Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics of Sidney, Ohio.