SCOTUS Gives Churches a Win

SCOTUS Gives Churches a Win

(TargetLiberty.org) – A ruling by the Supreme Court on Wednesday handed the Trump administration a victory over one of the most controversial aspects of Obamacare. Under the Affordable Care Act, employee health insurance has to cover services even if they’re against the employer’s religious beliefs, with birth control being the most contentious example.

The Little Sisters of the Poor is a Catholic religious organization that’s found itself at the center of the debate; their beliefs don’t allow birth control, but Obamacare forced them to cover it through their insurer. The Trump administration expanded conscience exemptions to allow religious organizations to opt-out of insuring some services – and the Supreme Court has just ruled, 7-2, that the exemption is within the administration’s authority.

The case reached the court because the state of Pennsylvania sued over the new exemptions. Now the court has defeated that challenge. The two dissenters from the opinion were Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor.

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