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WI Attorney General Brad Schimel

Attorney General Brad Schimel has joined 19 other state attorneys general in an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief requesting the Supreme Court of the United States to accept a case deciding whether to exempt the Little Sisters of the Poor from the contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act.

BACKGROUND:

The Little Sisters of the Poor has been through more than any faith-based charity should have to go through all to continue the noble work they’re doing without violating their faith.

But, for the time being at least, some good news has come their way. After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the group must comply with Obamacare’s abortion mandate, The Little Sisters of the Poor found reprieve Friday morning after the Tenth Circuit issued an order temporarily safeguarding the group and other ministries from being forced to violate their faith. That is, until the Supreme Court rules on their case.

Read more HERE.

Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin family Action, is pleased with this action, “I am more and more impressed with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. Signing on to this friend of the court brief for this case is important. It sends a powerful message that the state of Wisconsin understands the First Amendment and believes religious freedom should be strongly protected.  It’s good to have an AG who stands rock solid on protecting this fundamental right.”

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