Nuns Claim Obamacare Makes a Third Party "Sin on Their Behalf"

Supreme Court considering whether to allow Catholic groups to opt out of the contraception mandate during their appeal


A group of nuns and the government could not be farther apart on the impact of the contraceptive mandate on the religious liberty of nonprofit religious groups.

The Supreme Court is considering whether to extend a temporary injunction allowing Catholic groups– led by Little Sisters of the Poor– to opt out of the mandate while they appeal the issue.

Last week the tone of the government's brief to the Supreme Court was almost incredulous.

It said that the court need not have issued an injunction in the first place because the nuns-who work in a non-profit nursing home-are already exempt from the mandate.