U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Little Sisters of the Poor Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear the lawsuit filed by Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns who objected to the Obamacare mandate that requires employer insurance plans to provide contraceptives.

To read more on the case’s background and history, visit the case page at Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Several colleges are also expected to join the case against the mandate, citing religious objection, claiming that the religious exemption supposedly offered by the Affordable Care Act is not sufficient to exempt many religious organizations.

“Efforts to force nuns to buy contraceptives are not only counterproductive, but they are contrary to the values of individual rights and religious freedoms,” said Joseph Backholm, Executive Director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington.  “Like other mandates, we hope the Supreme Court will again halt this overreach by the federal government.”

The Supreme Court is expected to begin hearing oral arguments in the Spring 2016.

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