HARRISBURG – PA Family Institute applauds the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Little Sisters of the Poor vs Pennsylvania, a case dealing with religious exemption to the Health & Human Services mandate requiring coverage of abortion-causing drugs in employer-sponsored insurance plans. Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel for the Institute says “The Little Sisters of the Poor are heroes and should be honored for their compassionate service, not continually attacked in court. These women just want to serve God by serving the elderly and not have to violate their beliefs to do so.” Since 2013, the Little Sisters were in various courts defending their religious beliefs against the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate that required employers to provide abortion-causing drugs in their insurance plans. In 2016, the high Court ruled in favor of them. After the Trump Administration instituted new regulations to protect groups like the Little Sisters, PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro sued the Trump Administration to block these regulations and remove religious protections. Thus, the Little Sisters were forced to return to court to protect their pro-life religious convictions.

RANDALL WENGER