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On November 7, 2018 the government did what it should have done years ago: it admitted that it was unlawful to penalize religious groups for following their faith. The government issued a new rule with an exemption that protects religious ministries.

Becket‘s Mark Rienzi said:

“For the last four years the Little Sisters have said that the government has other ways to provide services like the week-after pill without involving nuns. Today, at long last, the federal government finalized the rule providing a religious exemption from the HHS Mandate to the Little Sisters and other religious non-profits. This long unnecessary culture war is now almost over–all that is left is for state governments to admit that there are many ways to deliver these services without nuns, and the Little Sisters can return to serving the elderly poor in peace.”


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1/3 of Americans are already exempt from the mandate, including: