The National Organization of Women (NOW) put together a list of organizations who filed suit against the Obamacare HHS Contraception Mandate. NOW claims the groups are using religion to discriminate against women.
One of the organizations on that list? The Little Sisters of the Poor.
Christine Roussell writes at TownHall, "The Little Sisters of the Poor take vows to tend to the needs of the elderly poor. They are opposed to providing contraception to their employees as contraception violates the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Little Sisters of the Poor are not considered to be a "religious employer" and exempt from the mandate as they employ and care for people of all faith backgrounds."
Kevin Daily says at Washington Examiner, that "the Little Sisters operate 200 homes on five continents, and serve over 13,000 residents. In a promotional video for the order, Sister Camille Rose said 'We celebrate the gift of life, the joy of living, and we care for the elderly poor. We try to make them happy in whatever way we can.' The nuns themselves live communally and take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and hospitality."
In addition to the Little Sisters of the Poor, other Catholic organizations making the NOW Dirty 100 list were Priests for Life, as well as 12 Catholic dioceses.
It appears that a "War on Women" is okay if it's a war on Catholic women.
Allen West writes, "Yep, you read that right: NOW is attacking Catholic nuns whose life is about serving those less fortunate and giving them God’s peace and love. Now, I have a question: former Speaker and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is “supposedly” a Catholic — does she stand with NOW and this horrific designation? Does Pelosi see this attack as a war on women, or does she align with the radical progressive feminist agenda and applaud the National Organization of Women — mind you not all women, just liberal progressive socialist women. And notice the organization is of and not for women — quite revealing."
According to their website, the Little Sisters of the Poor say "Our VISION is to contribute to the Culture of Life by nurturing communities where each person is valued, the solidarity of the human family and the wisdom of age are celebrated, and the compassionate love of Christ is shared with all."