Supreme Court takes action on Obama's birth-control mandate

'Not out of the woods yet because there may still be resistance from the government'

Leo Hohmann

Document Publication: World Net Daily

Publication Date: May 16, 2016

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The Supreme Court has sent back to the lower courts a case concerning the Obamacare mandate that non-church religious groups provide contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs at no cost to their employees.

The court did not decide whether or not the mandate violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, essentially ordering the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups to work out a compromise with the Obama administration.

Zubik v. Burwell is the combined lawsuit of the Little Sisters, Priests for Life, and several Christian colleges that claimed providing birth control to employees via insurance plans was a violation of their religious beliefs based on the First Amendment.

An appeals court ruled against Little Sisters last year and upheld the so-called “abortion-pill mandate” contained in President Obama’s signature health-care law.

Reactions to the unanimous Supreme Court ruling Monday ranged from cautious optimism on the conservative side to indignation on the left:

“Sending it back to lower courts sounds like Pilate and Caesar with Jesus,” evangelist and pro-life activist Alveda King told WND. “Seems like they want to wash their hands of it. The blood is on somebody’s hands. The babies are still crying.”


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