Irish 4 Reproductive Health et al. v. United States Department Of Health And Human Services et al.

Docket No.
District Court
Indiana Northern


  • Invalidate all or part of a federal regulation
  • Stop the government from enforcing the statute or regulation

Litigation Content

Why this Matters:

The plaintiffs argue that a settlement agreement between the federal government and Notre Dame University as well as associated regulations that would deny students, employees, and their dependents insurance coverage of contraception violates the Affordable Care Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Broader exemptions to contraceptive coverage requirements could result in higher out-of-pocket costs and reduced access to services, making it more difficult to access this care.

Potential Impact:

Efforts to extend exemptions to contraceptive coverage requirements would impose higher costs on consumers and reduce access to needed services.