Life News reports that the Supreme Court in the US issued a ruling today upholding a pro-life order from President Donald Trump that protected the Little Sisters of the Poor from being force to pay for abortion-causing drugs under their health insurance plan. Abortion advocates have spent years trying to force the Catholic nuns to fund the destruction of unborn babies in abortions.
Justices voted 7-2 to uphold the pro-life order from the president with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four conservatives on the court along with liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Elizabeth Kagan. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, both abortion advocates, dissented.
Writing for the Court, Justice Clarence Thomas held that
“For over 150 years, the Little Sisters have engaged in faithful service and sacrifice, motivated by a religious calling to surrender all for the sake of their brother. . . . But for the past seven years, they—like many other religious objectors who have participated in the litigation and rulemakings leading up to today’s decision— have had to fight for the ability to continue in their noble work without violating their sincerely held religious beliefs.”
“We are overjoyed that, once again, the Supreme Court has protected our right to serve the elderly without violating our faith,” said Mother Loraine Marie Maguire of the Little Sisters of the Poor. “Our life’s work and great joy is serving the elderly poor and we are so grateful that the contraceptive mandate will no longer steal our attention from our calling.”
Justice Samuel Alito, writing in concurrence, said the government need to do a better job of allowing objections from religious groups to the Obamacare abortion mandate, which sought to require the Little Sisters and other Christian groups and businesses to provide abortion-inducing drugs in their health care plans.
Leading pro-life groups hailed the high court’s decision as a major pro-life victory.
The Little Sisters of the Poor have spent years fighting the Obama HHS mandate that forces Christian groups to fund abortions. The Supreme Court even sided with the Catholic nuns previously, but pro-abortion Democrats have found new ways to drag them back to court.
In Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Sisters asked the Supreme Court to put a stop to Pennsylvania’s attempt to take away their hard-earned religious exemption from the HHS contraceptive mandate, and end their seven-year legal battle once and for all.
Edited from Lifenews.com