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A statue of St. Joseph with baby Jesus Christ at the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns that runs homes for the elderly poor. The organization, along with several others, argues that the government's workaround to provide free birth control still burdens its free exercise of religion. Samantha Del Duca/NPR hide caption

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Birth Control At The Supreme Court: Does Free Coverage Violate Religious Freedom?

Religious schools and other nonprofits like the Littler Sisters of the Poor say the government's workaround for birth control still imposes a burden on their freedom.

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A statue of St. Joseph with baby Jesus Christ at the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns that runs homes for the elderly poor. The organization, along with several others, argues that the government's workaround to provide free birth control still burdens its free exercise of religion. Samantha Del Duca/NPR hide caption

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Birth Control At The Supreme Court: Does Free Coverage Violate Religious Freedom?

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