A federal appeals court says the new health care law does not infringe on religious freedom.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers reports:

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver says the federal health care law does not infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit groups that object to covering birth control in employee health plans.

The case involves the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Colorado nuns and four Christian colleges in Oklahoma.

Religious groups are exempt from covering contraceptives, but the plaintiffs argued the exemption doesn't go far enough because they must sign away the coverage to another party, making them feel complicit in providing contraception.

The appeals court disagreed.

The group that brought the lawsuit on behalf of the nuns says it will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio. 


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