The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor who are facing IRS fines of tens of millions of dollars because they are refusing to include contraceptives in their employee health plan.
A federal court ruling issued yesterday which says the government cannot impose massive IRS fines on religious ministries for following their faith has now set the stage for cases such as the Little Sisters of the Poor to be heard at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against four Catholic institutions affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York, saying that being required to sign an opt-out form to avoid providing contraceptive coverage to their employees does not constitute a substantial burden on the exercise of their religion.
Listening to pro-abortion leaders and pundits these days might lead women to believe that a world without Planned Parenthood is a world without women’s health care – but nothing could be further from the truth.
For the second time in two years, the Little Sisters of the Poor are asking the Supreme Court to protect them from a government that is intent on forcing religious institutions to pay for medical services which violate their conscience.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled yesterday that the Little Sisters must comply with the government’s birth control mandate which forces religious ministries to violate their faith or pay massive IRS penalties.
The press was quick to publicize the wrist-slapping given to the insurance industry by the government this week for not properly subsidizing contraception coverage, but no one reported on the pivotal role played in the dustup by Big Pharma giant, Bayer, the manufacturer of a birth control pill with life-threatening side effects that has resulted in more than 10,000 lawsuits against the company from injured women.
A three-judge panel of the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta heard oral arguments yesterday in EWTN’s case against the government’s controversial birth control mandate which requires employer-sponsored health plans to provide full coverage for contraception, abortion inducing drugs and sterilization procedures or face massive fines.