U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
Mo. Bill Lets Pharmacies Refuse to Stock DrugsThe measure, which was sent to the House by a 24-9 Senate vote, was touted by its sponsor as a way to protect the rights of business owners.
Missouri House Speaker Urges Birth Control AppealJones says the appeal is based on religious freedom.
Judge Overturns Mo. Law On Birth Control CoverageU.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig cited a provision in the U.S. Constitution declaring that federal laws take precedence over contradictory state laws.
Judge Throws Out Archdiocese Lawsuit Over Mandate A U.S. District Judge John Ross calls the suit premature.
Judge Blocks Mo. Insurance Law On Birth ControlRuling overturns lawmakers' override of Gov. Nixon's veto.
Ruling Temporarily Blocks Contraception MandateAt least three dozen suits have been filed around the country challenging the requirement that workplace health plans cover birth control.
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Federal Judge Dismisses Contraception Mandate Suit Attorneys in the case say the ruling is believed to be the first on the merits of the contraceptive clause of the health care law.
Missouri Lawmakers Make Contraception Bill Law in Sole Override VoteThe new law allows employers and health care providers to deny health insurance coverage of contraception and abortion if the employer has a religious objection.
Update: Lawmakers Override Veto of Birth Control BillThe vote Wednesday by the House and Senate means the legislation will immediately become law.