Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor delayed implementation of Obamacare’s birth control mandate yesterday, acting on a request from some Catholic nuns in Colorado:
The government is “temporarily enjoined from enforcing against applicants the contraceptive coverage requirements imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” Sotomayor said in the order. She gave government officials until 10 a.m. EST Friday to respond to her order.
The law requires employers to provide insurance that covers a range of preventive care, free of charge, including contraception. The Catholic Church prohibits the use of contraceptives. That was not acceptable, said their lawyer, Mark L. Rienzi.
“The Little Sisters are an order of Catholic nuns whose religious faith leads them to devote their lives to caring for the elderly poor. Not surprisingly, they have sincere and undisputed religious objections to complying with this Mandate,” Rienzi said.
What this comes down to is, either the nuns violate their religious beliefs or they pay fines they can’t afford.
Welcome to Obama’s great plan to fix health care.