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In a huge 11th-hour victory for pro-life advocates, the Supreme Court issued an order late Tuesday night stopping the Obama administration from forcing a group of Catholic nuns to obey the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs and birth control.
The group Little Sisters of the Poor received a temporary injunction from the Supreme Court protecting them from the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate. The injunction means that the Little Sisters will not be forced to sign and deliver forms tonight authorizing and directing others to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and drugs and devices that cause abortions. .....
The order was issued by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is the Justice assigned for emergency applications from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Sotomayor also ordered the federal government to file a brief in response to the Little Sisters’ application.
She gave government officials until 10 a.m. EST Friday to respond to her order.
The ACA mandates minimum care standards, which includes those things the nuns oppose.
One thing that I'm not quite understanding.
If all the insurance policies must meet those specific "standards", how would an exception be handled by the insurance companie(s) selling the policie(s) ?
Something is missing here.
But forcing citizens to buy a commercial product should be unconstitutional too.
SCOTUS thought it was ok though...
We will get screwed.
I feel almost confident enough to bet that we will never see it go away.
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SCOTUS justices are not beyond the reach of blackmail. If anything, they would actually be more susceptible to it's effects.
With what we know about the NSA now, even though it may not be a lot....
Can anyone be sure who really runs our nation?
You know my friend I gave you an S & F for this thought provoking find.
My question this, You're a Female married to another Female, when you feel out the application for insurance and let's say, like the NUN's you're not in a relationship with a Male and No Chance of getting Pregnant.
Is there a Plan For You that Does Not Include Extra's for Preventing Births or Paying for the Birth.
Same question for the Males that are married to their Male Partners.
I mean, Fair is Fair, Right? Luckily, my husband and I don't have to worry about the ACA B S or me getting Pregnant.
But I'm Happy for the Nun's Really I am, but I think these other groups and people of a certain age or have had the operation to prevent getting pregnant needs to be considered.
So,,,, Are they?