Sen. Ted Cruz today accused President Obama of continuing his war on the Catholic Church by “trying to force nuns to violate their beliefs at altar of Obamacare.”
The nuns in question are the Little Sisters of the Poor, who received an injunction from the Supreme Court in January relieving them from signing government forms authorizing and instructing their benefits administrator to provide contraceptives, sterilization and drugs and devices that may cause abortions. Today, however, the Obama administration said it would resume its legal action against the Little Sisters.
The Obama administration has renewed its attempt to force a Catholic religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, to comply with the HHS abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.
The Obama administration announced today it will continue its legal battle against the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of nuns dedicated to serving the neediest elderly in society. This comes despite the fact that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and another company in their bid to stop the HHS mandate.
The government is still trying to force the nuns to either violate their deeply held religious convictions or pay crippling fines to the IRS.