Friday, January 24, 2014
Supreme Court Extends Order Temporarily Exempting Nuns From Complying with Contraceptive Rule
The New York Times: Justices Extend Order Blocking Contraception Mandate for Nuns, by Adam Liptak:
The Supreme Court on Friday extended a temporary order from Justice Sonia Sotomayor barring the Obama administration from enforcing a part of the Affordable Care Act against an order of nuns.
The health law requires most employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception. The nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor said the requirement is offensive to their religious beliefs.
An accommodation allowing them to opt out of the requirement — by issuing a certification to an insurance company to offer the coverage independently — also made them complicit in immoral conduct, the nuns said. . . .