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Should Catholic nuns be forced to include contraceptives in their health insurance plans?

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

August 13, 2015, New Boston Post

Although the nuns don’t use birth control and have sincere religious objections to providing birth control for their employees, for the past two years the government has attempted to force the nuns to provide the objectionable contraceptives to their employees or else face millions of dollars in fines. This Hobson’s choice — between providing, and thus endorsing, methods of birth control to which they object to on religious grounds, or paying millions in fines — requires the Little Sisters to choose between their faith and their ministry. That’s why last month, with the help of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Little Sisters for the second time asked the United States Supreme Court for protection from the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that violate their religious freedom.