Hours before the clock struck midnight signifying the New Year, a Supreme Court Justice put a temporary halt to a controversial part of Obamacare. That means, for the time being, religious organizations will not have to provide birth control.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked the Obama administration from forcing religious-affiliated groups from doing just that. A lot of groups have been protesting that part of the new law for quite some time, but the temporary stay came after the nuns of Little Sisters of the Poor in Colorado filed a lawsuit challenging the requirements. This group, as well as others, are against providing contraception services because of their religious beliefs.
The administration claims there are ways for churches and other religious groups to be exempt from this requirement. Some include filing as a religious nonprofit organization or having the health plan's outside administrator pay for the birth control coverage with ways to reimburse them; however,. the nuns who opposed this would have to sign a form allowing the insurance company to provide the coverage, which is still against their beliefs.
The contraception requirement is one of the most contentious parts of the law. Government officials have until 10 a.m. Friday to respond to Sotomayor's order.
Jan 02, 2014 at 6:13 AMAll those democrats that voted for this Huge Taxation on the American people called AFA or better known as "Obamacare", will pay at the polls for this huge LIE! The more we read, the more the DNC loses! Can't wait to vote in next election.