Colorado nuns file challenge on birth control

8:42 PM, Feb 24, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER (AP) - Colorado nuns who operate nursing homes for the poor have spelled out their objections to the national health care law's birth control rules in a 74-page appeal to a federal court in Denver.

The Little Sisters of the Poor filed the argument in the 10th Circuit Monday.

The nuns object to a requirement that they provide contraceptive coverage in their employee health plan, saying it's contrary to their religious beliefs.

They argue it violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Constitution's guarantees on free speech and religion.

The Department of Health and Human Services says the rules accommodate the concerns of religious organizations and ensure that women in their health plans get access to contraceptive coverage without cost-sharing.

The Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of the rules in December.

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