Government beats Little Sisters, for now

Government beats Little Sisters, for now

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Little Sisters of the Poor have to comply with the administration’s “HHS mandate” on contraceptives, as modified by its “accommodation” for religious non-profits. But the decision seems to directly contradict the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.

The ruling holds that the Little Sisters believe that complying with administration policy renders it complicit in immoral activity, that taking actions that make them complicit in immoral activity is itself immoral, and thus that they cannot take such actions consistent with their conscience. The Tenth Circuit has decided that the Little Sisters are wrong about their complicity.

The Supreme Court, in Hobby Lobbycould not have been clearer that this kind of reasoning is inconsistent with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.