July 08, 2020
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) applauded the Supreme Court today after their ruling in the case Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania. After a seven year-long legal battle, the Little Sisters of the Poor prevailed before the Supreme Court to let them keep their focus on serving the elderly poor. In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot force religious entities like the Little Sisters of the Poor to go against their religious convictions and provide contraceptives.
“Today, the Supreme Court stood up for religious non-profits like the Little Sisters of the Poor and protected religious liberty throughout our country,” Inhofe said. “The Sisters choose to selflessly serve the most vulnerable and they were punished for their religious convictions by the Obama administration. Even after the Trump administration provided a religious exemption to the Obama contraceptive mandate, states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey are still trying to force religious entities to go against their beliefs and force them to provide contraceptives. This is not only unacceptable, but it is unconstitutional and I am glad the Supreme Court made the right choice today by siding with the Sisters.”