The Trump Administration announced this week that it would roll back the HHS mandate requiring employers to provide contraception, including abortifacients, to employees at no cost. In doing so, he made good on a campaign promise.
The HHS mandate was the target of over 100 lawsuits filed by religious groups, who stood under the threat of paying billions of dollars in fines if they lost in the courts. It was not likely they would lose but, as it is, the Little Sisters of the Poor and others won’t have to worry about that now. The Little Sisters can resume their care of those suffering from cancer without having to worry if fines levied against them would literally destroy their religious community and their ministry.
This is good news. The claim that the HHS mandate did not represent an attack on First Amendment protections of religious liberty was absurd. The argument that women needed the HHS mandate in order to access contraception was equally absurd. Of course, this won’t stop organizations like the ACLU, which used to be dedicated to protecting Constitutional rights but is now just a shill for the political left, from suing to force the Little Sisters and others into paying for contraception. They will lose.
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