NBC News reports:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the Trump administration to give the nation’s employers more leeway in refusing to provide free birth control for their workers.
The ruling was victory for the administration’s plan to greatly expand the kinds of employers who can cite religious or moral objections in declining to include contraceptives in their health care plans.
Up to 126,000 women nationwide would lose birth control coverage under the plan, the government estimated. Planned Parenthood said nearly nine in 10 women seek contraceptive care of some kind during their lifetimes.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court upholds the Trump administration’s conscience exemptions from the Obamacare birth control mandate in victory for the Little Sisters of the Poor. Justice Thomas has the Court’s opinion. The judgment is 7-2. #SCOTUS https://t.co/k4SXaigMrD
— Kevin Daley 🏛 (@KevinDaleyDC) July 8, 2020
And a 7-2 #SCOTUS win for the Little Sisters of the Poor! Memo to government at all levels: Stop harassing the Little Sisters. (This case arose because state governments sued the Trump Admin for protecting the Little Sisters from the Obamacare abortion-pill mandate.)
— Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) July 8, 2020
SCOTUS upholds that private employers who object to birth control for religious or moral reasons can opt out of Obamacare’s requirement to offer birth control coverage to their employees. https://t.co/9uMU1cttkq
— Kate Smith (@byKateSmith) July 8, 2020