Little Sisters of the Poor

Religious Liberty in an Age of Facture

By: Anna Su

Religious liberty claims of groups and collective entities appear to be the next front of the perennial American culture wars. After all, the recent Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby was the first to consider religious freedom claims of a for-profit corporation under a twenty-year-old statute, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. And in an ongoing litigation, an erstwhile little-known non-governmental organization, Little Sisters of the Poor, has asserted its objections using the same statute to any form of connection with the contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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