Little Sisters v. Obamacare
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 259 , Segment 1
Episode: Obamacare, March Madness and Sleep, Transitional Justice
- Mar 23, 2016 9:00 pm
- 20:45 mins
Guest: Elizabeth Clark, JD, Associate Director of the International Center for Law and Religious Studies at BYU An Obamacare challenge at the Supreme Court is about birth control again – specifically the requirement that companies make it available for free to women covered by their health insurance plans. Churches are exempt from that if the use of birth control violates their religious beliefs. But religious nonprofits like schools or the nursing homes run by an order of Catholic nuns called the “Little Sisters of the Poor,” are not exempt from the birth control requirement. Instead, they’re given a way to opt-out. It’s workaround that requires some effort and is still a violation of their religious freedom, say the Little Sisters and half a dozen other religious organizations who argued their case before the Supreme Court today.