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Supreme Court Sends Birth Control Case Back To Lower Courts05:11
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Supporters of women's health rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, March 23, 2016, as the Court hears oral arguments in 7 cases dealing with religious organizations that want to ban contraceptives from their health insurance policies on religious grounds. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of women's health rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, March 23, 2016, as the Court hears oral arguments in 7 cases dealing with religious organizations that want to ban contraceptives from their health insurance policies on religious grounds. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously refused to weigh in on a dispute between the Obama administration and faith-based groups over birth control, sending the issue back to lower courts to find a compromise.

Faith-based groups objected to a compromise arrangement devised by the Obama administration that would have spared the organizations from having to pay for birth control for women covered under their health plans. Here & Now's Robin Young is joined by NPR's Ron Elving to discuss the implications of the decision.

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This segment aired on May 16, 2016.

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