SBA List Denounces Obama Administration Opposition to Sotomayor Injunction for Nuns



Washington, DC – Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser today denounced the Obama Administration for opposing an order issued by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocking enforcement of the HHS abortion drug mandate for the Denver-based Little Sisters of the Poor.

“During the debate over the Affordable Care Act, President Obama assured Americans that religious freedom and conscience rights would be honored. As Obamacare rolls out, it’s obvious this could not be further from the truth. By opposing Justice Sotomayor’s injunction the Administration once again makes clear its intention to steamroll religious liberty and freedom of conscience, even for an order of nuns singularly dedicated to providing charitable care for the aged and infirm.

“Former Members of Congress including Reps. Bart Stupak and Kathy Dahlkemper have publicly decried the HHS Mandate as a direct violation of the abortion funding ‘compromise’ they thought they had secured with President Obama. It is outrageous that, despite this action by the Court and a string of judicial defeats regarding the mandate, the president and his administration carry on this war on our nation’s founding principles.”

The Susan B. Anthony List and the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the education and research arm of the SBA List, previously submitted a joint comment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services condemning the mandate because of its impact on groups with pro-life convictions based on civil and ethical concerns and not just religious doctrine.

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  • Rebecca

    It seems this administration believes they can interpret the Constitution, and other laws, such as the ones regarding Obamacare any way they want to. We have can religious freedom, if they say so, and can’t if they say we can’t. And, they can change their minds and the laws from one minute to the next. If we were playing a game of chess, and the rules kept changing, what would we call that?

    • Tony4516

      Rebecca are you the lady on the radio talk show?

      • Rebecca

        I have never been on a radio talk show, but I do listen to them when I can. I read a lot of religious and political books, from Karl Marx, Engels, Lenin (gag, retch, gag) to today’s Christian leaders, as well as today’s communists/socialists. And, occasionally I hear speeches given by Obama and his minions. His speeches to college students( when he is sure the public is not listening) show more of what he is really thinking. The getting God out of the Democratic Party, at their convention, said exactly what they are about. I also get on the government websites, and they don’t hide their “changing,” of America. They just do whatever they want. Also, I have seen what they have been doing in the universities…..I am also politically active in my area, and have stood up in meetings for my beliefs, and know first hand that things can get done, by us little people. And, we need to run our own lives and government unless we want the totally corrupt Left to do it for us. Thanks for asking!

      • Tony4516

        Good for you! TNX for the reply. Keep the faith!

  • Tony4516

    I also read the Pres. is pushing forward to force the Catholic Church to provide birth control services with all their insurance policies. When will our law makers start to stand up to this administration???

    • Bruce Van

      Most married Catholics within child-bearing age use contraception.