[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.205.176.107. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Viewpoint
August 27, 2014

The ACA’s Contraceptive MandateReligious Freedom, Women’s Health, and Corporate Personhood

Author Affiliations
  • 1O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
JAMA. 2014;312(8):785-786. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9455

The Supreme Court on June 30, 2014, decided Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc—a deeply divisive case. Holding that the federal government cannot lawfully mandate “closely held” for-profit corporations to provide contraceptive coverage, the Court split 5-4 along ideological lines.1 The Court thus entered a political quagmire at the intersection of religious freedom, women’s health, and corporate personhood.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×