A Catholic group opposed to birth control can’t intervene in the state’s lawsuit challenging the administration’s authority to exempt organizations from providing contraceptive services to women.

U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied a motion by the Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul, composed of nuns, to intervene in the state of Pennsylvania’s lawsuit. The state is challenging the administration’s interpretation of the Affordable Care Act as broadly exempting organizations from providing contraceptive care if doing so is against their morals or religious beliefs.