Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania et Al.
SCOTUS sided with the Trump administration in allowing religous and moral objection to employer provided birth control. Certainly a win for religious nonprofits.
Nonprofit organizations with religous missions and those with affiliations with churches and other religous organizations had previously been required to provide free birth control by any means deemed appropriate by the FDA, some of which include methods viewed as tantamount to abortion.
The SCOTUS ruling, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, stated in part, “We hold today that the departments had the statutory authority to craft that [religious] exemption, as well as the contemporaneously issued moral exemption…We further hold that the rules promulgating these exemptions are free from procedural defects.”
The decision applies to both for profit and nonprofit organizations.
Justices Ginsbufg and Sotomayor dissented. Justices Kagan and Breyer concurred with the decision but not the reasoning.