Supreme Court agrees to consider religious objection to Obamacare

Print More
A view of the Supreme Court on Oct. 7, 2014.  Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe

A view of the Supreme Court on Oct. 7, 2014. Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe

Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.

Justices will consider cases filed by Roman Catholic groups including the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns that runs care homes for the elderly, and other Christian denominations.

  • Pingback: Supreme Court agrees to consider religious objection to Obamacare | Christian News Agency()

  • Larry

    The argument by the religious groups here is ridiculous. Somehow allowing employees to make their own decisions is somehow infringing on their non-existent church’s right to control their behavior outside of the workplace.

    The churches are not paying for contraception, not paying for insurance which provides it, they are not doing anything which provides contraception. They are simply standing aside for the employees to make their own decisions. Free will!

    Just like the ACA allows one to get their own coverage for vision and dental care where an employer doesn’t provide it, they can get coverage contraception on their own as well.

    The new change to the ACA was the reasonable accommodation to the arguments used in Hobby Lobby. The churches aren’t looking for reasonable accommodation. They are just attacking the ACA for its own sake as part of their partnership with political conservatism. Because its so Un-Christian to have access to decent healthcare.

  • Pingback: Supreme Court agrees to consider religious objection to Obamacare - mosaicversemosaicverse()

  • Pingback: Selected News Stories from Around the World* — Saturday, Nov. 7 | The BibleMesh Blog()

  • Obamacare, too?
    Religion poisons everything.

    “The Kingdom of Heaven is advanced through violence and violent men shall take up arms to bring it about” – JESUS (Matthew 11:12)

    No wonder the Bible was a forbidden book for so many centuries. It is full of antisocial stuff.

  • Pingback: Supreme Court agrees to consider religious objection to Obamacare | TennesseeWatchman.com Liberty News()

  • Bernardo

    Once again some incentives to live a healthy life style and also ways to pay for universal health care.

    1. An added two dollar health insurance tax (or higher) on a pack of cigarettes. Ditto taxes on alcoholic beverages, the higher the alcohol content, the higher the tax. Ditto for any product shown to be unhealthy (e.g. guns, high caloric/fatty foods??)

    2. Physicals akin to those required for life insurance- the overly obese will pay significantly more Medicare and universal health insurance (unless the obesity is caused by a medical condition).

    3. No universal health care coverage for drivers driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or using cell phones while driving.

    4. No universal health coverage for drug addicts or for those having self-inflicted STDs.

    5. No universal health coverage for abortions unless the life of the mother is at significant risk and judged to be so by at least two doctors.

  • Bernardo

    A translation of Matt 11: 12 by Professor Bruce Chilton:

    “And the law and the prophets were until John and then
    the kingdom of god avails itself and everyone avails himself of it. “

  • Has anybody asked the HobbyLobby about their insurance BEFORE Obamacare brought up birth control. Every insurance policy I checked for three years before Obamacare covered prescriptions which included..wait for it…contraception. Hobby Lobby didn’t seem to complain to BCBS or United. Which makes one wonder if they became religious after Obamacare.