Issue: (1) Whether the petitioners have standing to advance the
claim that the mandate by the Department of Health and Human Services requiring them to provide their employees with abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptive drugs or devices, and sterilization violates the Religious
Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) by forcing
individual business owners to violate their
religious beliefs when governing the corporation
through which they do business upon pain of ruinous
consequences; and (2) whether the mandate imposes a substantial
burden on petitioners’ exercise of religion within
the meaning of the RFRA by coercing them to violate their religious
convictions when conducting business upon
pain of ruinous consequences.
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