Victory for Needy Children, Religious Freedom: Response to Fulton v. Philadelphia SCOTUS Decision

Jun 17, 2021 | 1 comment

(Harrisburg, PA) The following statement may be attributed to Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center, which filed an amicus brief in the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia case decided by the United States Supreme Court today:

We’re pleased with the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision that respects the religious liberty of Catholic Social Services (CSS) to continue to serve its historic mission and the children of Philadelphia. Today’s decision will ultimately benefit needy children in Philadelphia, who can now get the compassionate and quality care that CSS provided until the harmful and discriminatory actions by Philadelphia city officials.

The city of Philadelphia took its action against Catholic Social Services at a time when the need for foster parents was at a crisis level. We are grateful the Supreme Court is restoring opportunities for more parents and children in Philadelphia and beyond.

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