Jan 25, 2014 / 10:39 am
News that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted an exemption from the contraception mandate to the Little Sisters of the Poor is a hopeful sign for other cases challenging the contraception mandate, EWTN says.
"This decision to intervene, reached after a full court review, provides welcome relief to the Sisters and encouragement to the other plaintiffs who continue to challenge the mandate," CEO Michael Warsaw of Eternal Word Television Network said Jan. 25.
On Jan. 24 the entire Supreme Court granted an injunction to the Little Sisters of the Poor, saying that the Department of Health and Human Services is prohibited from enforcing its mandate on the sisters while they are challenging it in court.
"The fact that organizations like EWTN or the Little Sisters of the Poor are not deemed to be religious enough to qualify for a full exemption from the mandate shows how senseless the government's rules have become," Warsaw said.