The Little Sisters of the Poor, the Catholic group that gained fame for challenging Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, will be returning to the Supreme Court yet again for a religious freedom case in Pennsylvania, as reported by Breitbart.
The case involves an effort by the Little Sisters and other religious groups to allow the state of Pennsylvania to keep its religious exemption from contraceptives and other requirements of the controversial health care law, and will be argued before the Supreme Court via telephone due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
President Donald Trump, soon after taking office, enacted a rule that would allow employers and various groups to raise an objection to the contraceptive mandate by citing their religious beliefs. However, an Obama-appointed federal judge in Pennsylvania, U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone, blocked that rule. In the ruling, Beetlestone claimed, without any evidence, that the rule was likely to result in people “suffering serious and irreparable harm.”
The Little Sisters and other groups are fighting to reinstate the Trump Administration rule, and are being defended by the nonprofit law firm Becket Law. The Federalist Society has also expressed its support for the Little Sisters’ case.