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Hobby Lobby's Case Against ObamaCare Fails

A federal judge rejected the business' request to block the mandate to provide morning-after and week-after birth control pills. The company, which operates one store in Snellville, will face a $1.3 million daily fine if they ignore the law.

Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned company that describes itself as a "biblically founded business, believes that the "use of the morning-after and week-after birth control pills are tantamount to abortion because they prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman's womb," according to CBS.com. 

There are 500 Hobby Lobby stores in the U.S., one of which is in Snellville. This is the largest corporation to file suit against the mandate. 

Subsequently, the requested that a judge overturn the mandate to businesses that requires them to provide those services in their insurance coverage. Despite the fact that the company considered the requirements objectionable, a judge denied their request. 

A government lawyer said that the drugs "do not cause abortions," and that the U.S. "has a compelling interest in mandating insurance coverage for them."

Churches and religious institutions and corporations have been given a reprieve from the mandates, but that is not the case for businesses. 

If the Green family, founders of Hobby Lobby, ignore the law, they will face a $1.3 million daily fine starting on Jan. 1. 

"It is by God's grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured," said David Green, founder and CEO in a statement. "Therefore we seek to honor God by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles."

This initially appeared on Snellville Patch.

Nick Miller January 05, 2013 at 06:46 PM
Abortion isn't just a political issue; it can also be a religious one. In which case, forcing employers to pay for abortion-causing drugs violates their freedom and practice of religion, a Constitutional right. If you agree, make your voice heard and exempt companies like Hobby Lobby from the healthcare mandate. http://j.mp/ULnpUm

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