Hobby Lobby will won’t offer morning-after pill


This blog is trying to keep you aware.  Awareness is not fear.  Keeping someone aware is not being negative.  Today there is an important development on how Christian Businesses will respond to Obamacare.  There is a lot at stake here.  It could mean an important victory, a single step in the right direction to preserve freedom in America.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion.  Obamacare forces employers to provide morning after pill contraception even when is against their religion.  Hence, Obamacare clearly violates both the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

That Hobby Lobby is suing the Federal Government is not news what is news is their decision to disobey a law that violates their religious freedom while the matter is being handled in the courts.

Read on.  -Mario

Attorney: Hobby Lobby to defy morning-after pill insurance requirement while lawsuit’s pending.

Atty: Hobby Lobby won’t offer morning-after pill

ASSOCIATED PRESS | Dec 27, 2012 6:12 PM CST in

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.

“The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees,” Duncan said. “To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”

In ruling against the companies last month, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton said churches and other religious organizations have been granted constitutional protection from the birth-control provisions but that “Hobby Lobby and Mardel are not religious organizations.”

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