Supreme Court Is Last Hope for Little Sisters of the Poor

The loss of Antonin Scalia may already be taking its toll on religious liberty:

The Obama administration has been unrelenting in its fight to force a group of Catholic nuns to violate their beliefs and pay for abortion-causing drugs and contraception, arguing that they are essential health care services.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard an appeal from the Little Sisters of the Poor and 37 other religious groups to stop the Obama administration from forcing them to comply with Obamacare’s abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control, drugs that may cause abortions and sterilization. Without relief, the Little Sisters would face millions of dollars in IRS fines.

While arguing publicly that religious groups should be forced to comply with the HHS Mandate, the Obama administration quietly exempted several major companies from those same rules.

ExxonMobil, Chevron, Visa, PepsiCo, and the US Military get exemptions to the mandate. Little Sisters of the Poor do not.

These facts seem to point to a more underhanded motive than simply ensuring Americans have “essential health care” services. Some have speculated that the Obama administration’s real motives in the case are to chip away at religious liberty in the U.S.

Sounds like they are on to something.

The Little Sisters will win if the court splits 4-4, because a lower court ruled in their favor. However, a tie goes to the Obama Regime in the case of many of the other religious organizations involved in the case, because lower courts had ruled against them.

A government big enough to force nuns to kill babies is big enough to be a problem. We need to elect a president who can be counted on to appoint constitutionalist judges who will hold federal tyranny in check.

Could be fined out of existence for noncompliance.

On a tip from seaoh. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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