Nuns seek exemption from contraception requirement of health care law

Feb. 25, 2014 at 1:58 PM

CATONSVILLE, Md., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A religious order of nuns in Maryland says it has filed an appeal of a provision of the federal health care law that requires coverage for birth control.

The Little Sisters of the Poor in Catonsville were awarded a temporary injunction by Maryland's Supreme Court in January, but the nuns want the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver to extend the injunction, the Baltimore Sun reported Monday.

The nuns object to completing federal paperwork to get exempted from the requirement.

They are represented in the suit by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington public interest law firm.

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