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Administration to high court: Don't exempt Catholic groups from contraception mandate
Fox News ^ | 1/3/2014

Posted on 01/03/2014 11:00:16 AM PST by markomalley

The Obama administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court not to exempt Catholic groups from an ObamaCare requirement to offer contraceptive coverage, after the high court gave them a temporary reprieve earlier this week.

The court filing comes in response to a surprise order -- issued shortly before coverage under the law went into effect -- by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The justice issued a stay late Tuesday preventing the government from enforcing the so-called contraceptive mandate against the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged.

The group of Catholic nuns argues that the contraceptive coverage requirement violates their religious beliefs. To get around the mandate, they claim they'd have to sign a "permission slip" authorizing others to provide contraceptives and "abortion drugs" -- or pay a fine.

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I guess Roberts now has his marching orders.
1 posted on 01/03/2014 11:00:16 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

And when the fricking Muslims start objecting to something in PPACA? We all know what will happen.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 11:02:43 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: markomalley
Don't exempt Catholic groups from contraception mandate,

That's because there would all of a sudden be MILLIONS OF NEW CATHOLICS, which would destroy the plan................

3 posted on 01/03/2014 11:05:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: markomalley

I have always been disgusted by Obama’s big government liberalism, but this is maliciously evil. This sort of government demand is too offensive for words.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 11:06:14 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: markomalley

The Sisters have to just say no - the politics of non-violent action must now become a tool of the right.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 11:06:39 AM PST by major-pelham
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but the church continues to advocate for democrats.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 11:06:50 AM PST by willywill
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To: markomalley

"Wait, what?"


7 posted on 01/03/2014 11:06:51 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Red Badger

every protestant group could be redefined as “Protesting Catholics”

lol


8 posted on 01/03/2014 11:07:02 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: major-pelham

These organizations should just announce, if they lose in court, that they will not comply any way.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 11:08:05 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: markomalley

Eggs Ackley. The pirate Roberts’ treachery will continue. He is owned. But lest we forget, Booosh appointed him.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 11:09:04 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: GeronL

Exactly. There would be no way for the government to determine who is Catholic and who is not. And if you exempt one religious group, you must exempt all religious groups. Abortion and contraception is also against Jewish and Muslim religions as well. That would cover just about everybody........................


11 posted on 01/03/2014 11:09:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Salvation; NYer
"The government demands that the Little Sisters of the Poor sign a permission slip for abortion drugs and contraceptives, or pay of millions in fines. The Sisters believe that doing that violates their faith, and that they shouldn't be forced to divert funds from the poor elderly and dying people they've devoted their lives to serve," senior counsel Mark Rienzi said in a statement.

'David' vs. Goliath. I really like the chances of the Little Sisters of the Poor to win this battle!

And ... this "stay" by Sotomayor (?!) seems to me a positive for the upcoming SCOTUS decisions (Conestoga and Hobby Lobby) over the HHS mandate and religious freedom.

12 posted on 01/03/2014 11:09:23 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: markomalley; trisham; vox_freedom

Time to absolutely defy the Marxist and his government, absolutely.

13 posted on 01/03/2014 11:11:22 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“Little Sisters of the Poor” huge upset ping ....


14 posted on 01/03/2014 11:11:27 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: markomalley

Dictator to Court - - - .

Dictator to Court - - - .

Your signal is a very weak Conservative one, please pick up your mic - - - .

Come in Court, Come in - - - .


15 posted on 01/03/2014 11:20:42 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Red Badger

All they have to do is reclassify their Title to Muslim Catholics for the poor


16 posted on 01/03/2014 11:32:18 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: markomalley

Mother Anne Joseph Doyle of the Little Sisters of the Poor shows the little poseur in the WH how to play hardball ...

17 posted on 01/03/2014 11:45:25 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Red Badger

Actually, that is a great plan.

It is my understanding that religious groups, providing services only to members to their own faith, are exempt from the Obama-care mandates. The Catholic hospitals should simply declare that they only provide services to Catholics and have everyone seeking service sign an affidavit declaring themselves to be Catholic or turn them away at the door. This will allow the hospitals to avoid the immoral mandates and, who knows, maybe a couple of souls will actually end up being saved in the process.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 12:49:35 PM PST by PTBAA
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To: PTBAA

19 posted on 01/03/2014 1:00:12 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

Chuckle.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 4:16:59 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: willywill
but the church continues to advocate for democrats

The Church appears to be very conflicted and confused.

21 posted on 01/03/2014 4:51:04 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: markomalley

Who does Obama think he is. He can’t give the Supreme Court orders.

Three separate branches of government;
Judicial
Legislative
Executive


22 posted on 01/03/2014 7:42:40 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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