After a draft of a religious freedom executive order from President Donald Trump was leaked to the media, a group of Catholic nuns have once again found themselves in the spotlight.
“I am aware of the draft executive order that seems to be circulating as of the last couple of days,” Sister Constance Veit, director of communications for the Little Sisters of the Poor in the U.S., told The Daily Signal on Friday. “It’s just a very hopeful sign that things could be coming to an end.”
The Little Sisters of the Poor are a group of nuns who care for the elderly poor. Under Obamacare, they argued the government refused to accommodate their pro-life religious beliefs by forcing them to be involved in the coverage of contraceptives and abortifacients.
Among other things, Trump’s draft executive order would instruct the secretaries of health and human services, labor, and treasury to grant relief to the Little Sisters of the Poor.
In the video above, Veit addresses some of the criticisms that involve the executive order, including allegations that it would enable discrimination.