The ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project and the ACLU of Georgia filed an amicus brief, supporting the final contraception rule of the Affordable Care Act.  We argued that the contraception rule does not substantially burden free exercise and that religious employers should not be allowed to use their religious views to justify discrimination against their female employees.

Unfortunately, in March 2014, an order was issued permanently enjoining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing the contraceptive mandate against Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese and Catholic Education of North Georgia, Inc., and permanently enjoining HHS from enforcing federal regulations associated with the mandate that would require Catholic Charities and Catholic Education of North Georgia to execute a self-certification form to their third-party insurers.


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

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