Unfortunately this decision did not really uphold the Little Sisters of the Poor overall, it just granted the exemption that Trump had allowed for them from the overall rule. Biden can reverse this .
Former vice president Joe Biden pledged on Wednesday to reinstate Obama-era policies that would require the Little Sisters of the Poor to ensure access to birth control and abortifacients for employees in violation of their religious beliefs.
Biden, who is the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, made the promise July 8, following the Supreme Court decision in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor in the case Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania , which upheld an exemption for the sisters from the “contraception mandate” which obliges employers to provide for contraceptive coverage for employees through their health care plans.
“If I am elected I will restore the Obama-Biden policy that existed before the [Supreme Court’s 2014] Hobby Lobby ruling: providing an exemption for houses of worship and an accommodation for nonprofit organizations with religious missions,” said Biden in a statement released by his campaign.
“This accommodation will allow women at these organizations to access contraceptive coverage, not through their employer-provided plan, but instead through their insurance company or a third-party administrator.”
On Wednesday, Biden, who has campaigned on the importance of his Catholic faith, said he did not agree with either the court’s decision or the exemption for the sisters, adding that there is “a clear path to fixing it: electing a new President who will end Donald Trump’s ceaseless attempts to gut every aspect of the Affordable Care Act.”
“I am disappointed in today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that will make it easier for the Trump-Pence Administration to continue to strip health care from women–attempting to carve out broad exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s commitment to giving all women free access to recommended contraception,” said Biden.
I originally thought this ended the whole thing, but apparently Biden can reverse this and it can go back to court again if this guy wins. He can go back to his idea of bankrupting the Little Sisters of the Poor, fines instituted would be $70 freakin million.
“Well, we calculated it out that the fines would have been about $70 million a year across all of our U.S. Homes. We have 25 homes here in the states. So, that would have essentially had to end our mission. Because, I mean, who could afford $70 million in fines a year?” she asked.
Biden trying to force a religious organization to go against their faith. It is sickening. You think birth control is fine, that is your perogative, however, you shouldn’t be able to force your views on people who think birth control is a sin. Even if you think birth control is fine, one should not bankrupt people and force them pay for something that they don’t think is fine. This most likely isn’t from anybody who actually worked for the Little Sisters of the Poor who complained, it is just from people who can’t stand people who don’t want to live lives that they want them to.