Friday brought good news for the Trump administration. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in a legal fight over religious exemptions for Obamacare’s requirement for birth control coverage.
The Trump administration wants further exemptions for the “contraceptive mandate.”
This will be the third case that effects the “contraceptive mandate.” The rule has been subject to legal action since its inception.
The case seeks to block a lower court injunction that stopped the exemption. The Trump administration is joined by numerous religious groups including, Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order of nuns that objects to the mandate.
In a statement from Mother Loraine Marie Maguire, she said, “We are grateful the Supreme Court has decided to weigh in, and hopeful that the Justices will reinforce their previous decision and allow us to focus on our lifelong work of serving the elderly poor once and for all.”
For now, this is a big victory for President Trump. A case in front of a friendly Supreme Court has a high chance of succeeding.
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