Time To Familiarize Yourself With The Religious Non-Profit Contraception Cases Currently Before SCOTUS

As we wait for the Supreme Court's decision on whether to accept Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell or one of the other religiously affiliated non-profits protesting the contraception insurance accommodations provided to them by the ACA, it's worth taking a little time to thoroughly understand the religious non-profit argument and the government's rebuttal.  The opinion piece excerpted below is a great introduction to the issue that is sure to be addressed in full during the 2016 SCOTUS term.

From Huffington Post:

On Friday, the justices considered accepting a case, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, or one of several related cases, involving how religiously affiliated non-profit groups receive exemptions from provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring that contraceptives are part of employee health plans...

In a move that has set many liberal eyes to rolling, the religious non-profits are claiming moral opposition, not just to providing contraceptives -- a claim the Obama administration respects -- but also to the very act of requesting the exemption, which activates the insurance company or a third party to step in to provide the contraceptive coverage...

Hasn't the Obama administration gone far enough to work out such an accommodation? Can't the Little Sisters and others "take yes for an answer," as Supreme Court analyst Linda Greenhouse puts it?

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