Obama overrides Hobby Lobby Supreme win, Little Sisters of the Poor lose


Am I the only one who recalls all of the thousands of waivers that were handed out in the beginning of the implementation of Obamacare? If you had the right connections for your business, no problem. We thought we had a win with Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court. And we did .But guess what Obama just did with that damnable pen of his? Hobby Lobby Employees Will Get Birth Control Under A New Rule That Sidesteps Supreme Court’s Decision. Obama overrides the Supreme Court this past Friday. More on that after I get done with the Sisters and their sad plight. Apparently, the “Little Sisters of the Poor” did not escape the wrath either, and just lost another round with the Tenth Circuit, deeming them not religious enough. Take a look at this moving clip and you tell me if they are not religious enough.

The Little Sisters of the Poor have reiterated their commitment to following their conscience as they care for the poor and dying, following a federal appeals court ruling that they must obey the federal contraception mandate.

“As Little Sisters of the Poor, we simply cannot choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith,” said Mother Provincial Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire.

“And we should not have to make that choice, because it violates our nation’s commitment to ensuring that people from diverse faiths can freely follow God’s calling in their lives. For over 175 years, we have served the neediest in society with love and dignity. All we ask is to be able to continue our religious vocation free from government intrusion.

Employers who fail to comply with the mandate face crippling penalties. In the case of the Little Sisters, the fines could amount to around $2.5 million a year, or about 40 percent of the $6 million the Sisters beg for annually to run their ministry.

Updated news story at Catholic News agency

The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international Roman Catholic Congregation of women Religious founded in 1839 by St. Jeanne Jugan. They operate homes in 31 countries, where they provide loving care for over 13,000 needy elderly persons.

Although the Little Sisters’ homes perform a religious ministry of caring for the elderly poor, they do not fall within the government’s narrow exemption for “religious employers.” Accordingly, beginning on January 1, the Little Sisters will face IRS fines unless they violate their religion by hiring an insurer to provide their employees with contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.

For more information, visit http://www.becketfund.org/littlesisters

Obama overrides Supreme Court decision.

On Friday, the Obama administration made its final ruling on how employers will handle birth control in their health insurance plans — they’ll provide it regardless of their moral beliefs. Birth control methods will be covered at no cost to employees, even if their employer objects.

With respect to women, preventive care and screenings provided for in comprehensive guidelines supported by HRSA (not otherwise addressed by the recommendations of the Task Force), including all Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity, as prescribed by a health care provider (collectively, contraceptive services).1

For-profit companies have the option of writing a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) if they wish to object to coverage. Under the new rules, the HHS will notify a third-party insurance company, which will then provide the birth control coverage to the company’s female employee without infringing any additional cost onto the company itself.

The program was running smoothly until the Evangelical Christian owners of craft chain store Hobby Lobby famously objected to the mandate, claiming it violated their right to religious beliefs. On June 30, 2014 the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby in an unprecedented decision, but the Obama administration put a conclusive response to the court’s ruling by overriding it.

Medical Daily

38 Responses to “Obama overrides Hobby Lobby Supreme win, Little Sisters of the Poor lose”

  1. Alfred E. Neuman Says:

    Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks and thanks for stopping by.

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  2. geeez2014 Says:

    Ya, I suppose we just won’t have religious institutions doing anything anymore….they can’t afford it. We know this is moving toward paying taxes, too. We have to get ready.
    What a better country we were when MOST charity was done by religious institutions….
    Everybody has to be beholden to big gov’t now; that’s just the way it’s going, sadly.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      A sad day

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    Well that victory was short-lived! This basically shows us that the SCOTUS is all but null and void.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The coup is now complete

      Liked by 1 person

      • Steve Dennis Says:

        Sadly it is so!

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  4. marblenecltr Says:

    Reblogged this on necltr.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much..

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  5. marblenecltr Says:

    BHO said that we are no longer a Judeo-Christian nation, and he is trying to make that a fact. I hope that Roman Catholics, all other Christians, and those of good will will support the work of those sisters. We will be doing work more effectively than statists of any political belief can do.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It has been done that way for centuries..

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  6. Teresa Rice Says:

    Is our Constitution even worth the paper it is written on? Freedom of religion where art thou?

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      The simple answer is no. Sorry.

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  7. Teresa Rice Says:

    Reblogged this on Catholibertarian.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thank you Teresa.

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  8. Jersey McJones Says:

    Well, if we had universal coverage like every other developed nation, this wouldn’t be an issue, would it? But as long as you stupid cons stand in the way of progress, we will continue to have this stupid private employer-based system and these sorts of problems will continue to arise. Good for Obama and the rest of us Americans for another victory in the courts!

    JMJ

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The va is swell it will be great when we are all in it.

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      • Jersey McJones Says:

        The VA overall is very good. How nice of you to bash the entire system.

        JMJ

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  9. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    Reblogged this on LadyRaven's Whisky In A Jar – OH!.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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  10. Mustang Says:

    By imposing abusive financial penalties, we are headed full-speed to that state where only the government matters. This is what the American people voted for, this is what the American people got … and this has been the end-game in American education for the past sixty years: citizen compliance. Only a few of us sees what is actually happening; only a few of us actually cares. I call it self-strangulation.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Is it a blessing? I often wonder for those of us who see the end coming..

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  11. geeez2014 Says:

    where are the Republicans?

    Liked by 1 person

    • alec Says:

      What are the republicans?

      Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Missing in action.

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  12. silverfiddle Says:

    THE LAW is whatever Khalif Obama and the Mullahs in Black Robes say it is.

    This is not the end. It is only the beginning.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thankfully I am s certain age. No doubt I will die at the end of an obamcare death panel who finds me of no use.

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  13. petermc3 Says:

    Hopefully Dante has a level of hell reserved just for this anti-American scum and his fellow travelers.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      May they reside there for an eternity.

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  14. hocuspocus13 Says:

    Let’s then also “side step” the Supreme Court’s decision on Gay Marriage

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      They pick and chose. Our Republic is finished.

      Liked by 2 people

  15. Always On Watch Says:

    We are now living in AmeriK.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Where is the outrage? And we wondered how the Nazi;s got to where they got to.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Always On Watch Says:

        Where is the outrage?

        People are afraid to speak out. They fear for their jobs now.

        Christians, too. What will Jesus say about this silence? “Lukewarm!”

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  16. alec Says:

    What a terrible thing to read first thing in the morning. Nevertheless, we need to know these things. With a stroke of the pen, the American president made clear that law and rights are granted and revoked at whim. We are now living in an unfree state.

    Reblogged your post at Meet the little sisters of the poor.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much for the repost and stopping by. We really are now living in an authoritarian state.

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  17. Meet the little sisters of the poor Says:

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  18. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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