Supreme Court Offers Nuns a Compromise

The Supreme Court last week offered a short-term compromise that would continue to exempt a group of Denver nuns that operates charity nursing homes from the birth control mandate of the nation’s health care law if they declare their objections in writing. The nuns say they’ll take the court up on its offer.


The justices asked the nuns to write the Department of Health and Human Services declaring themselves a religious nonprofit organization and making their objection to birth control. In return, the high court would continue to block for them the contraceptive coverage requirement in Obamacare, while their appeal is heard.


The Supreme Court already has decided to rule on whether businesses may use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.

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