WASHINGTON, D.C. – It has been a long fight, but the Little Sisters of the Poor finally have some official resolution to the problem of Obamacare forcing religious employers to provide health coverage for contraceptives and ‘morning after’ pills against their religious beliefs.
President Donald Trump expanded exemptions to these requirements, essentially adjusting the rulemaking process to allow for more actual freedom under this oppressive law. Of course, his administration was sued, but the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of Trump and religious freedom.
From Fox News:
“The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration acted within its authority when it expanded exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement for employers to provide insurance coverage that includes contraception — in a victory for Little Sisters of the Poor, the Catholic group that has been at the center of the national debate over the mandate.
The court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Trump administration and the Catholic charity that cares for the elderly in two related disputes against Pennsylvania, which sued over the validity of a rule from the Trump administration that allowed religiously-affiliated groups and some for-profit companies to opt-out of providing contraception coverage to employees.
The majority opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, ruled that the Trump administration’s challenged rulemaking was aboveboard, and hailed the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
“For over 150 years, the Little Sisters have engaged in faithful service and sacrifice, motivated by a religious calling to surrender all for the sake of their brother,” Thomas wrote. “But for the past seven years, they — like many other religious objectors who have participated in the litigation and rulemakings leading up to today’s decision — have had to fight for the ability to continue in their noble work without violating their sincerely held religious beliefs.”
He added: “We hold today that the Departments had the statutory authority to craft that exemption, as well as the contemporaneously issued moral exemption. We further hold that the rules promulgating these exemptions are free from procedural defects.” […]”
Trump’s detractors, and those that would sooner have the government be able to force businesses and organizations of all kinds to do whatever the Woke Dogma of the day dictates, essentially said, “He can’t exempt them from the mighty Obamacare!”
SCOTUS just said, yes he can, and especially for these reasons.
Enjoy it while it lasts, because as we’ve found with the slue of Supreme Court decisions in these last few weeks, they’ll swing right back against what we consider common sense before we know it. Read more from Fox News.