In 2017 the Trump Administration issued a new rule under Obama Care. Private groups, including businesses, could exempt themselves from having to provide insurance coverage for birth control with no co-pay based on sincerely held religious beliefs. In a 7-2 ruling, the US Supreme Court has upheld the rule.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld expanded exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate for employers with religious or moral objections.
The seven to two vote, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayer dissenting, came in the case of Pennsylvania vs. Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic religious order for women, who had sued over the act’s requirement that employers provide contraceptives with no co-pay to employees.
This is a big win for the Constitution and the First Amendment, and the Little Sisters of the Poor. This group of nuns has had no end of legal problems since the Obama era. All because they object to the use of birth control, which often includes abortifacients on religious grounds.
It is their firmly held belief that this is a mortal sin, yet the secularist-left kept dragging them to court to force them to comply. Because contraception being cheap and abundant is no excuse for infringing on someone’s religious beliefs.
The Trump administration’s rule provided relief, but the Left could not let that stand. The State of Pennsylvania sued them, and this is the result.
A little more religious liberty for everyone.