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Judge temporarily blocks enforcement of contraceptive drugs mandate for Cranberry company

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Friday, April 19, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
 

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked the government from imposing a health insurance mandate on a Cranberry company that claims the mandate violates the religious freedoms of its owners.

Seneca Hardwood Lumber Co. and two of its owners, Wayne L. Helper and Carrie E. Kolesar, claim the administration's mandate that they provide coverage for contraceptives and so-called morning-after contraceptive drugs violates their Catholic beliefs.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti ruled Friday that blocking government enforcement of the mandate is less harmful than requiring the company and its owners to comply with the mandate while they pursue their challenge in federal court.

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