Washington D.C., May 24, 2016 / 16:30 pm
After sending the Little Sisters' HHS mandate case back to the circuit courts on May 16, the Supreme Court voided two more mandate cases with Catholic plaintiffs on Monday.
The court was expected to rule this summer on the constitutionality of the "opt-out" process for non-profits with the HHS contraception mandate.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, who care for the poor elderly in homes across the country, have argued that the process – where they would notify the government of their religious objection to providing the coverage for contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs for employees – still forced them to be complicit with evil.
Since the sisters knew that voicing their objection would ultimately trigger the coverage being provided within the structure of their health plan, they would still be "facilitating access to contraceptives and abortifacients," they said.