Blunt: High Court Will Decide Contraception Mandate

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Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt predicts the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Obama administration can require religious organizations to provide contraception in their insurance coverage.

"We'll see what the court believes the Constitution says on this issue," The Hill quoted the Republican lawmaker.

The mandate requires nearly all health care plans to cover sterilizations and contraceptives.

"It's not about any specific healthcare procedure, but it's about religious liberty," Blunt said. "This should not be something that the administration should be able to force people of faith to do, no matter what the specific thing is that violates their faith."

Approximately 43 religious organizations, including the University of Notre Dame, have filed suit against the mandate, calling it a violation of their religious freedom.

"My guess is they prevail," Blunt said Tuesday. "This is not an issue that's going to go away."

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