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The federal government forms for applying for health coverage  (CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters)

Bishop Frank J Dewane of Venice emphasised that any changes must protect human life

US District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Wichita Falls (Google)

The judge rejected the regulation because plantiffs would be forced to violate their religious beliefs

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The nuns are one of several groups arguing that contraceptive mandate would oblige them to violate their consciences

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The order is asking to be exempt from US government regulations obliging them to provide birth control

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (AP)

Mandate will require most employers to provide coverage of contraceptives