Notre Dame Can’t Limit Birth Control

Hobby Lobby may have gotten away with limiting access to birth control for employees, but the University of Notre Dame will not be allowed to do the same, according to a federal appeals court ruling. The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit had already ruled in 2014 that the school must comply with federal law, but the Supreme Court asked for the Seventh Circuit to reconsider in light of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The Seventh Circuit ruled that the Hobby Lobby ruling does not give Notre Dame authority to shut down health plans that help students pay for contraceptive coverage.