Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Rules in Favor of Catholics and Against ObamaCare Mandate

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by Kevin Mooney

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Catholic challenges to ObamaCare are working their way up to the high court. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an Obama appointee, issued a new order on Tuesday that will allow Catholic groups to opt out of the contraception mandate. The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged, struck a below for religious freedom by winning a stay  on the mandate.

Catholic Online has a good a story on the recent developments.

A humble order of Catholic nuns in Colorado, the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged, have won a stay for all religious organizations and businesses in the country from Supreme court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor.

The main case has been brought by the popular arts and craft store, Hobby Lobby, which has argued that the mandate violates their religious liberty.

The Obamacare HHS mandate, which is functionally an edict of the administration, demands that every organization pay to provide contraceptives for their employees, regardless of religious considerations. This edit placed many organizations, such as religious orders which may hire laypersons for some duties, in a dangerous situation. Religious organizations face a difficult choice between following the edict of the Obama administration and participate financially in morally objectionable behavior, or pay punishing fines that could collapse some organizations.