Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity, cannot be forced by the government under the Affordable Care Act to provide free contraception to their employees in violation of their religious beliefs:

“Today’s decision is a victory for religious freedom in the United States. No American should ever be compelled by the government to violate their religious beliefs, but that’s exactly what was happening to The Little Sisters of the Poor because of unconstitutional mandates in Obamacare. 

“I proudly joined my colleagues in signing an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to restore the Little Sisters of the Poor’s constitutional rights, and applaud the Court for doing just that. The Supreme Court’s decision today, upholding religious and conscience protections adopted by the Trump administration, is a victory for religious freedom and for the First Amendment.”