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Notre Dame might appeal contraception case to US Supreme Court

SOUTH BEND (AP) — The University of Notre Dame might appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in its challenge to part of the federal health care law that forces it to cover contraceptives in its health insurance for students and employees.

The South Bend Tribune reported Thursday that recently filed court documents indicate the Roman Catholic university might ask the Supreme Court to review a decision from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that denied an exemption to a provision that it must cover contraceptives.

Catholic doctrine bars most forms of contraception.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court upheld a federal judge’s ruling that denied the school’s request for a preliminary injunction against the birth control provision in February and denied the school a new hearing in the case in May.



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