Supreme Court Halts Contraception Mandate for Religious Groups

Thursday, January 02, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court (Steve Heap/Shutterstock)

On Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked the Obama administration from forcing some religious-affiliated groups to provide health insurance coverage of birth control or face penalties as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Justice Sotomayor was acting at the request of an order of nuns in Colorado, issuing a stay just hours before the requirement was to go into effect on New Year’s Day. The Obama administration has until tomorrow to respond to the Supreme Court.

Joining The Takeaway to explain what this means for the law is Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.


Jeffrey Rosen

Produced by:

Elizabeth Ross


T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Just imagine that phone call from Sotomayor to Obama right before New Year's Eve,"That's right, the Nuns don't want to have coverage for birth control." And all New Year's Eve, Obama is saying to Michelle,"How do I move around these nuns?" No wonder his hair is turning so grey.

The details of why Nuns didn't want to be covered for birth control was above my head... and so I just started fantasizing about an order of Nuns in Colorado smoking legal marijuana and discussing Carnal Knowledge to a sexually charged Congress just to mess with Obama and make him flip his lid to another shade of grey.

Jan. 02 2014 01:02 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Bravo. From some of the comments of the 'liberal' justices it sounds like religious freedom is going to win on this one, but one can never tell.

Jan. 02 2014 09:43 AM

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