The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it accepted a challenge from religious non-profit groups, including the Little Sisters of the Poor, to the Obamacare, judging the requirement that group health plans provide a full range of contraceptive coverage to women at no cost, says CNN.
Obamacare was questioned previously
Is not the first time the Supreme Court has received a challenge to Obamacare. It happened three times before and in 2014 the court gave justice to closely held for-profit companies like Hobby Lobby that objected to providing certain contraceptives, according to the same source.
Now, the main voice against Obamacare is represented by the Little Sisters of the Poor. The religious groups argue that contraceptive mandate give them no choice; either they violate their religious beliefs by providing “abortifacients and contraceptives” or pay exaggerated fines. The nuns are not alone in their struggle against Obamacare, spiritual speaking. Pope Francisc visited the Little Sisters of the Poor during his trip to Washington in September, in a sign of support.
“The Little Sisters spend their lives taking care of the elderly poor — that is work our government should applaud, not punish. The Little Sisters should not have to fight their own government to get an exemption it has already given to thousands of other employers, including Exxon, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, and Boeing.
The case will be finished in March
Nor should the government be allowed to say that the Sisters aren’t ‘religious enough’ to merit the exemption that churches and other religious ministries have received.”, said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, according to CNN.
The Supreme Court will see arguments in March, and most likely the decision will be made in the summer of next year, in June, right in the middle of the presidential campaign.