Obama Administration May Force Catholic Order Little Sisters of the Poor to Flee US

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious group for women who have dedicated their lives to the service of the elderly, is concerned that after more than a century of service the Obama Administration will force them out of the United States. The order was previously banned in China and Myanmar. The Obama Admininistration may force them out of the United States.

The religious order claims the so-called contraception mandate in ObamaCare will make it impossible for them to continue their work in the United States.
FOX News reported:

The Daily Caller reported:

A religious order of nuns is concerned about its future presence in the United States because of Obamacare’s impact on its charitable operations. The Little Sisters of the Poor told The Daily Caller that it may not qualify for a long-term exemption from Obamacare’s healthcare mandate. The law requires the order to provide government-approved health insurance to its 300 sisters who tend to the elderly in 30 U.S. cities.

The exception is needed, said Sister Constance Carolyn Veit, the Little Sisters’ communications director, because Catholic teaching opposes contraception and medical treatments that cause sterility or can cause abortions.

President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul law requires employers to include those services in qualifying health care plans they provide for their employees. Failure to comply will bring hefty fines — even for religious orders whose members have taken vows of poverty.

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  • Glenmore

    Mandatory contraception and abortion coverage for a bunch of nuns. How strange.

  • valerie

    This is a feature, not a bug, as far as this administration is concerned. They don’t want independent charities in this country. They want control of all charity money.

    The operative words are “control” and “money.”

  • Bitter Clinger

    Obama: “Mission accomplished!”

    @Glenmore: Do you think that only nuns work in Catholic facilities? Get real!

  • Sasja

    The ultimate goal of this evil man and his cult followers is to abolish any private charities and give all care over to the state. Why do you think they are hinting at doing away with charitable contribution deductions when one files their income tax? He is hellbent on turning the US into a dictatorship. The masses who fawn after him today will ultimately find they are expendable, but by then it will be too late.

  • Fuquay Steve

    Let’s have all the anti-catholics here rip Santorum for this one.

  • Bigkahuna

    Since the idiot obamacare law is full of as to be determined by HHS secretary. How much can be just ignored or changed by the next President?

    The $63 fee was added I believe so just repeal it and give waivers out the wazoo. Then add pieces that make it legal to ignore it or get 50 year waivers if you sign up and say you hate Obama. Screw the animals

  • bigL

    never didthe roman catholics say “vote GOP “this time Never did you hear “vbote romney ” this time. The sabre -rattled and protested and then Millions, tens of millions went out and vted for Donk/lefites and Obama.
    I don’t feel a bit sorry for the Roman Catolics or the Little Sisters.They made their bed that might have been romeny’s vicory margin across the country

  • bobbi

    Let’s face it. A lot of kids used to want yo go unyielding medicine because they could make s lot of mknru. That’s not the only reason. Those kids are not going to want that career any more. Wanna bet?

  • Sam Stone

    The Little Sisters of the Poor are an amazing group of women. My ex wife’s grandmother used to volunteer for them in a nursing home they run in my town. As she got older and more mentally challenged with age they took her in as a resident at little cost to her because of her long time selfless act of volunteering for close to a decade.

    they have kept her happy and busy and in as good of spirit as one could hope for.

    This war on the Religious is counter to what America is. Obama defends radical Islam more than he defends Christianity OR Christians.

  • Jsmith

    No room for nuns in communist China or Obama’s fascist America. Sad. I’d rather have Obama leave than the nuns, who at least do something useful.

  • arnonerik

    President Obama, who is alleged by many to be a Muslim, is continuing his assault on Christianity and on the U.S. Constitution. I believe this “law” is unconstitutional, if not in it’s intent, at least in its implementation. I, as a Protestant, urge everybody who considers themselves to be a Christian to write their Senators and Representatives imploring them to resist this high-handed encroachment of our religious freedoms in every legal way possible.

  • Sam Stone

    Can anyone recall any commentary by Obama about the slaughter of Christians in their churches most every Sunday in Nigeria?
    Same with the slaughter of Christians in Pakistan? Chad? Somalia?

    Can anyone recall any commentary by Obama about the killing of Muslims?

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  • el polacko

    ??? what am i missing here ? do the ‘little sisters’ currently provide insurance for their members ?
    is the mandate likely to increase their premiums, and if so, by how much ? are their members likely to be taking advantage of contraception and abortion services ?? i am not in favor of obamacare, but this story strikes me as hysterical nonsense.

  • Tom

    Here is a little fact you folks seem to be missing in your “religious freedom” attack on Obamacare, if you have a policy with a company that provides abortion and/or prevention services on ANY of their policies written to ANY of their customers you are paying for abortions and contraception weather you like it or not and Obamacare has nothing to do with it. That is how insurance works. ALL the customers pay in and the money then goes into a pool to pay the bills. Thanks folks you are helping pay for abortions and the pill like it or not and nothing you do will stop it. Happy Holidays.

  • Tom

    @13 believing something doesn’t make it true. Obamacare has been to the SCOTUS and it passed muster…get over it.

  • Patty

    As we all know, the good sisters voted for Obama and Obamacare. So, let me get this staight, they are okay with voting for the most pro-abortion president in our history, but get their girdles in the know about paying for contraception, which technically, helps the poor and could be considered ‘social justice.’ The Catholic Church ALSO opposes abortion, but they have no problem going against the Catholic Church when they vote. Such hypocrisy.

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  • Jeannie

    #21 – The little sisters of the poor did NOT vote for Obamacare. They are faithful in that any candidate who is pro abortion is off limits. You are thinking of the ONLY nuns that Obama bothered to have speak out ‘on behalf of’ all nuns. In fact, nuns, many of whom are contemplative and do not go out in public, were extremely upset that these rebel nuns were mistakenly seen as spokespeople for other nuns.

    No, the bulk of votes for OBama were CINOs (CAtholicis in Name only), they go right alongside with RINOs, so unless you are willing to designate that ALL of us who did NOT vote for him are guilty by association with those fools who did, get over yourself.

  • Jeannie

    ANd the Catholic church was the ONLY group speaking out religiously agaiinst Obamacare. The lawsuits started from them and the bulk are from them.

    YOu need to get the rage problem fixed because it makes you a bit foggy in the brain. Or stop being a bigot.

  • BPG

    It’s fair to say that you’ve surrendered any claims to pragmatism when your policies force those who have taken a vow of chastity to buy birth control: http://biasbreakdown.com/2012/12/20/little-sisters-of-the-poor-shut-down-by-big-brother/#more-2812

  • El Tigre

    Why are the president and members of congress not covered by obamacare.