Supreme Court Sides With for Hobby Lobby in Contraceptive Ruling

Activists on both sides of the contraceptive debate wait outside of the Supreme Court  in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 as the Court prepares to hand down its ruling on whether Obamacare can mandate contraception coverage specifically for certain businesses that object for religious reasons. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

Activists on both sides of the contraceptive debate wait outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 as the Court prepares to hand down its ruling on whether Obamacare can mandate contraception coverage specifically for certain businesses that object for religious reasons. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

Today I covered the Supreme Court’s ruling on the contraceptive mandate portion of President Obama’s signature healthcare reform law for Bloomberg. The Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Seth Hansen, 18, of Pensacola, FL, stands vigil outside of the Supreme Court  in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 as the Court prepares to hand down its ruling on whether Obamacare can mandate contraception coverage specifically for certain businesses that object for religious reasons. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

Seth Hansen, 18, of Pensacola, FL, stands vigil outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 as the Court prepares to hand down its ruling on whether Obamacare can mandate contraception coverage specifically for certain businesses that object for religious reasons (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

Activists on both sides of the contraceptive debate wait outside of the Supreme Court  in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 as the Court prepares to hand down its ruling on whether Obamacare can mandate contraception coverage specifically for certain businesses that object for religious reasons. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

Activists on both sides of the contraceptive debate wait outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 as the Court prepares to hand down its ruling on whether Obamacare can mandate contraception coverage specifically for certain businesses that object for religious reasons. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

Activists against the Affordable Care Act's employer contraceptive mandate celebrate outside of the Supreme Court  in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 after the Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under Obamacare. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

Activists against the Affordable Care Act's employer contraceptive mandate celebrate outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 after the Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under Obamacare. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

Activists who support the Affordable Care Act's employer contraceptive mandate have their hopes deflated outside of the Supreme Court  in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 after the Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under Obamacare. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

Activists who support the Affordable Care Act's employer contraceptive mandate have their hopes deflated outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Monday, June 30, 2014 after the Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under Obamacare. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

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