Religious liberty law firm: ‘Nuns lead charge against New York abortion mandate’

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CV NEWS FEED // Nuns are leading the challenge against New York’s abortion provision mandate in a case set to appear before the New York Court of Appeals next week, according to religious liberty law firm Becket.

In 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services issued a mandate requiring all private insurance companies that offer maternity care coverage to cover abortion costs for clients in New York. 

In 2021, the Diocese of Albany, along with Anglican and Catholic nuns, other dioceses, Christian churches, and religious ministries sued the state over the abortion mandate, arguing that it violated their religious beliefs. The Catholic nuns in the lawsuit are Carmelites who minister to elderly people at a nursing home. 

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