Notre Dame has been in turmoil over whether to pay for artificial contraceptives. Last week the university changed policy for the third time this academic year.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is right: Courts matter. They matter because liberal judges long ago stopped interpreting the law and started inventing it.
The judge crystalized not just that elections have consequences but that so does the reach of government, legislative abandonment, and the ideology-imposing of unelected judges.
I wonder if the women using the #Fight4BirthControl hashtag understand how the contraception mandate works. Or how insurance works. Or birth control itself, for that matter.
‘I don’t want to live in an America where nuns have to sue for the right to not pay for birth control because that is a moral concern for them.’
While a reprieve from the mandate would be another victory for the Little Sisters, their court battle would continue since subsequent administrations could issue new rules returning the fines.
The Supreme Court said The Little Sisters of The Poor would not have to pay millions in IRS fines for refusing to provide contraceptives to their employees.
The principle that government cannot commandeer private entities without their consent is clearly applicable in today’s environment of ever-expanding government power.
The Obama administration has been trying to force private organizations into paying for abortion and abortifacients while backing off from forcing individuals to do the same.
A pair of rulings this morning by the Eighth Circuit on the contraceptive mandate, ensure that the saga of litigation over Obamacare is not over.
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