Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
John J. Pitney
© 2017 Rebecca Chong
The Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, a 2016 landmark religious liberty case, illustrates the ongoing debate between religious non-profit organizations and the government regarding the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Although the Little Sisters, in part because of their public relations and political advantages, received a relatively favorable outcome at the Supreme Court, their true successes lie on their impact on conservative politics and on the 2016 election. The Little Sisters became a significant component of political and religious leaders’ strategy to reframe the issue.
Chong, Rebecca, "The Politics of the Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell: Analyzing the Impact of the Little Sisters on the 2016 Presidential Election" (2018). CMC Senior Theses. 1809.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.