Supreme Court Orders Rehearing of Religious Liberty Case

Earlier ruling required the Catholic diocese to cover abortions. 

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to take up a case over whether or not religious charities must provide insurance coverage for abortions, telling a New York court that had ruled against the charities to reconsider its decision. 

This decision marks at least a temporary victory for charities. According to New York’s mandate, there are already some exceptions for religious charities, including those that seek to promote religious values and workers who share the religious tenets of an organization. However, the exceptions do not cover some groups, including Catholic charities or institutions such as nonprofit nursing homes operated by nuns. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the New York court that will rehear the case on religious institutions providing insurance to cover abortion.
  • For federal judges across the nation as they hear cases regarding constitutional concerns and protections.
  • For the justices of the Supreme Court to continue to guard religious liberty as protected by the constitution. 

Sources: Washington Examiner, CBS News 


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