In this case, a Bible publishing company claimed that a portion of the mandatory contraceptive coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act—specifically, the requirement that its employee healthcare insurance must provide coverage for the “morning after pill” and IUDs, which the company believes kill conceived human beings—violates its rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Constitution. We filed an amicus brief in October 2012 opposing the company’s motion for a preliminary injunction, arguing that the government’s compelling interest in eradicating discrimination against women overrides religious objections to providing contraceptive coverage. But in November 2012 the district court issued the injunction. In January 2013 the government filed an appeal, but ultimately agreed to the entry of an injunction in light of the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in the Hobby Lobby case. 

Date filed

October 1, 2012


Amicus Filed