Little Sisters of the Poor: Confirming Neil Gorsuch Would Protect Us From Obama’s Abortion Mandate

National   |   Kelsey Harkness   |   Feb 10, 2017   |   12:23PM   |   Washington, DC

After President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, Democrats promised a fight, calling the federal appeals judge an extremist and a threat to women’s health care.

“I have deep, serious concerns about Judge Gorsuch,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. “An extreme ideologue on the court will threaten privacy rights, including women’s health care, worker and consumer protections, and public health and safety.”

Some of that criticism dates back to a legal brief Gorsuch filed in 2015 on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns who care for the sick and elderly. After being forced to provide contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs to employees under an Obamacare provision, the nuns sued, and Gorsuch came to their defense.

The Daily Signal caught up with the Little Sisters to examine how Gorsuch was involved in their case and hear why the nuns say the Supreme Court nominee has been misrepresented.

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LifeNews Note: Kelsey Harkness writes for The Daily Signal, where this column originally appeared.