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Everything You Need to Know About Zubik v. Burwell
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Everything You Need to Know About Zubik v. Burwell

Here, in two minutes, is everything you need to know about what is at stake in Zubik v. Burwell.

On March 23, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a consolidation of seven cases brought by religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to the federal government-provided accommodation to the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The plaintiffs in Zubik argue that the contraceptive coverage mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. A ruling in favor of the Zubik petitioners would not only restrict women’s reproductive rights, but it would also undermine the religious liberty of employees, students, and families. Here, in two minutes, is everything you need to know about what is at stake in this hearing. 

Narration: Lauren Kokum 
Music: “Joyful” by Podington Bear

Lauren Kokum is the Special Assistant for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress. Claire Markham is the Outreach and Campaign Manager for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center. Carolyn Davis is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center. Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center. Kulsum Ebrahim is a Video Producer and Editor at the Center.

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Authors

Lauren Kokum

Editor

 (Claire Markham)

Claire Markham

Associate Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

Carolyn Davis

Senior Policy Analyst

Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

Kulsum Ebrahim

Video Editor and Producer

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