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ATTY: HOBBY LOBBY WON’T OFFER MORNING-AFTER PILL

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.

The companies claim the mandate violates the religious beliefs of their owners. They say the morning-after pill is tantamount to abortion because it can prevent a fertilized egg from becoming implanted in a woman’s womb.

On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied the companies’ request for an injunction while their lawsuit is pending, saying the stores failed to satisfy the demanding legal standard for blocking the requirement on an emergency basis. She said the companies may still challenge the regulations in the lower courts.

Kyle Duncan, who is representing Hobby Lobby on behalf of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said in a statement posted on the group’s website Thursday that Hobby Lobby doesn’t intend to offer its employees insurance that would cover the drug while its lawsuit is pending.

 

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  1. Diann

    December 28th, 2012

    What a wise Latina

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  2. Ten Megaton

    December 28th, 2012

    WE are drowning in debt if you haven’t heard.

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  3. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 28th, 2012

    DRUDGE is to be complimented for finding the dawg-ugliest picture of Soreassmayor he could to attach to his (linked) report on this.

    As for the families which own Hobby Lobby, Chick-Fil-A et al., defending one’s faith means jumping into the lions’ den with all available resources.
    If more Christians did it . . .

    “Turn the other cheek” ought to be just a figure of speech. To borrow from Gen. Patton, it should be something we make the other guys do.

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  4. MNHawk

    December 28th, 2012

    Note to self…Mankato…Rochester…time to check these guys out.

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  5. Tim

    December 28th, 2012

    This is what happens when imbeciles are put into positions of power.

    Sotomayor should be deported back to the brothel in Mexico City.

    Thank God somebody’s standing up to this trash.

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  6. Birdie Num Num

    December 28th, 2012

    Notice how the media,which drives our culture, refers to this life destroying chemical with the euphemistic, benign label,the “morning after pill”.
    Kind of makes it sound like a refreshing mint.

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  7. Dr. Tar

    December 28th, 2012

    The owners of Hobby Lobby make me feel sheepish I’m not doing more to oppose the Fascist machine that is the Obama Administration & the DemoCommie Party.

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 28th, 2012

    …Hobby Lobby doesn’t intend to offer its employees insurance that would cover the drug while its lawsuit is pending.

    So, ObamaTax is causing more people to go without healthcare insurance? Why I never!

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 28th, 2012

    @Birdie Num Num — Euphemism is the way socialists sell their snake oil programs of death to the masses so they are more palatable.

    Hitler gassed 6 million Jews but it was called The Jewish Question. The United States has murdered 50 million innocent unborn defenseless babies but it is called A Woman’s Right to Choose.

    I’m sure those 6 million Jews are happy to know that they were merely questioned and those 50 million babies are happy to know they were chosen.

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  10. qzy

    December 28th, 2012

    Can I have a business, and not be compelled to end a human life?

    Apparently, not.

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