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We Will Have Nun of It': Protestors Chant Outside the Supreme Court During Oral Arguments in the Little Sisters of the Poor Case


"They picked the wrong group to bully.”

Mother Loraine Marie Maguire, of the Little Sisters of the Poor, speaks to the media after aruments at the US Supreme Court, March 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the consolidated case of Zubik v. Burwell on Wednesday.

Thirty-seven petitioners, including the Little Sisters of the Poor, have asked the Supreme Court to exempt them from the Affordable Care Act’s Health and Human Services mandate that requires them to cover contraceptive and abortifacient drugs in their health insurance plans. The petitioners — comprised of Catholic and evangelical organizations and individuals — argue that providing such drugs would violate their conscience.

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