Health Care

The Culture War Obama Didn't Have to Wage

The Supreme Court gives the Little Sisters of the Poor a break on birth-control rule.

It came to this?

Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Surely the Obama administration could find a way to provide contraception to women without involving a group of Catholic nuns. This has been the refrain of the administration's critics since 2012, when it announced that most employers would have to offer health coverage that included contraceptives. The Supreme Court has just unanimously made the same point as the critics, if in softer language.

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