The Supreme Court will hear oral argument Wednesday in the Little Sisters of the Poor’s legal challenge to the Obamacare mandate that non-church religious groups provide contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs and devices at no cost to their employees. An appeals court ruled against Little Sisters last year and upheld the so-called “abortion pill mandate” contained in President Obama’s signature health reform law.
The 90-minute hearing will begin at 10 a.m., at which time the high court will also hear arguments on six other cases representing Christian colleges, businesses and ministries such as Priests for Life and the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington. The Little Sisters are a 175-year-old religious order who have vowed to care for the elderly poor. The Little Sisters have asked the Supreme Court for protection from a government mandate that already exempts one in three Americans, large corporations like Chevron, Exxon, and Pepsi and the U.S. military. READ MORE