Recently, it was a homeless shelter in Seattle being sued because of their beliefs. In apparent effort to ensure that no faith-based social service provider goes unpunished, a convent of nuns is being taken back to court as well.
Little Sisters of the Poor had previously been in a four-year legal battle with the Obama Administration over attempts to make them pay for contraception.
The mandate required them to provide many specific kinds of contraception, including the “week-after pill.”
New Health and Human Services rules from the Trump administration created a religious exemption that eliminated the mandate and once again permitted Little Sisters of the Poor to decide for themselves whether they wanted to pay for all, some, or no forms of contraception.
However, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit aimed at eliminating the religious exemption that currently covers Little Sisters.
So next Tuesday they will be back in court explaining why they shouldn’t be forced to buy birth control.
What a world we live in.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether a baker can be forced to decorate a cake with a specific message.
California is trying to make nuns buy birth control.
Early next year, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra (yes, the same Becerra trying to eliminate the religious exemption in California) to determine whether the State of California can force pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion providers.
Notice a theme here?
It stopped being about live-and-let-live a long time ago.