If Joe Biden Wins, Catholic Nuns Could be Forced to Fund Abortions Again

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 8, 2020   |   2:57PM   |   Washington, DC

The Supreme Court’s decision today in the Little Sisters of the Poor case was a massive victory of pro-life advocates and religious rights. After a decade of fighting the Obama abortion mandate and multiple trips to the highest court in the land, the order of Catholic nuns finally won the right to not have to pay for contraception and birth control drugs that can cause abortions.

But the victory could be short lived if Joe Biden is elected.

As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court issued a ruling today upholding a pro-life order from President Donald Trump that protected the Little Sisters of the Poor from being force to pay for abortion-causing drugs under their health insurance plan. Abortion advocates have spent years trying to force the Catholic nuns to fund the destruction of unborn babies in abortions.

Justices voted 7-2 to uphold the pro-life order from the president with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four conservatives on the court along with liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, both abortion advocates, dissented.

Writing for the Court, Justice Clarence Thomas held that “For over 150 years, the Little Sisters have engaged in faithful service and sacrifice, motivated by a religious calling to surrender all for the sake of their brother. . . . But for the past seven years, they—like many other religious objectors who have participated in the litigation and rulemakings leading up to today’s decision— have had to fight for the ability to continue in their noble work without violating their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

The Court held that the federal government was right to protect those beliefs.

But Biden, if elected, could easily rescind the rule President Trump put in place to protect the Little Sisters. And that is a concern Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life tells LifeNews.com pro-life Americans must consider this November.

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“Religious liberty won at the Supreme Court today,” Father Pavone said. “No citizen should ever be forced to choose between following his faith or following the law. And the role of government is not to evaluate or second-guess religious beliefs, but rather to protect them.

“As the decision points out, this is an issue that affects not only the Little Sisters, but numerous other groups who have fought against this mandate for the last eight years. We have been through this battle ourselves, when our case, Priests for Life vs. HHS, was one of seven cases consolidated by the Supreme Court, including that of the Little Sisters, in 2016,” Pavone said.

“In fact, the Obama mandate affected virtually every employer in America. And that’s key to keep in mind. This is everybody’s battle. And it’s a battle that the Democrats are on the wrong side of, and that they will continue to press if they are put in power in November,” he added.

Pavone said “The battle resolved in the Supreme Court today must be taken to the voting booth this Fall.”

And that’s an important reminder. If pro-life Americans don’t want to be forced to fund abortions, they must vote for President Donald Trump.