According to a new Marist poll, the majority of Americans side with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their fight against the government’s suppression of their First Amendment religious liberty rights.  In the supplemental briefs requested by the Court, which are being filed today, the Little Sisters reiterate that there are any number of ways for the government to provide contraceptive and abortifacient drugs without involving the nuns’ health care plan.  Instead of threatening millions of dollars in fines for nuns who serve the elderly poor, the government could simply exempt the Little Sisters just as they have exempted big corporations like Pepsi and Exxon.

Maureen Ferguson
Senior Policy Advisor with The Catholic Association