Court rules that nuns must comply with ObamaCare's birth control mandate
While the Obama administration managed to guarantee access to free birth control for women, some religious organizations have refused to provide coverage for their employees.
This is the case of nuns, who work for non-profits that do have the option to opt out of the program, or so they thought until Tuesday.
According to The HIll, "the Court of Appeals for the Tenth District ruled that Little Sisters of the Poor, cannot receive a full exemption from the law's contraception rules because they "do not substantially burden plaintiffs' religious exercise or violate the plaintiffs' First Amendment rights."
This came as a shock to the sisters who expressed their concerns to the New York Times through their spokeswoman Sister Constance Veit, with they way the government is consistently intruding with their environment:
The sisters will have to comply with the ruling, since under the Affordable Care Act, every business that has more than 50 employees needs to provide healthcare that includes contraceptives if they don't want to face fines.
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