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BY JEREMY TRUITT
ANCHOR JAMAL ANDRESS


Craft store chain Hobby Lobby says it will ignore a U.S. court ruling requiring it to offer contraception coverage for employees in the face of a $1.3 million dollar per day fine. HLN has more.

“The fine will be imposed on the company for not complying with the new healthcare law...FLASH...The company believes some drugs like the morning after pill equate to abortion, which goes against the owner’s religious beliefs.”

Hobby Lobby was seeking an injunction against complying with the new law pending its litigation, but Human Events reports Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor declined the order saying it would interfere with the lower courts.

A guest on The O’reilly Factor said Justice Sotomayor failed to offer an amicable solution to such hefty fines.

“Her denial in four pages basically said, ‘Sorry, I don’t see it, and you’re going to either pay that penalty or provide that insurance, whether you like it or not.’”

Progressive website ThinkProgress.org says Hobby Lobby’s fight against the contraceptive mandate ignores two key points...”First, Plan B is not an abortion-inducing drug and second, the company may well end up paying more to avoid covering contraception than they would simply providing access.”

The eventual outcome could affect over 13,000 employees, as Hobby Lobby and sister-company Mardel operate more than 500 stores in 41 states.

David Green, Hobby Lobby founder and CEO, shared his position with The Oklahoman, saying “Our family is now being forced to choose between following the laws of the land that we love or maintaining the religious beliefs that have made our business successful...We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.”

The company says it will continue to provide healthcare to all qualified employees while it awaits the lower-court’s decision on the matter, which is not expected for several weeks.

Hobby Lobby Faces $1.3M Daily Fine in Obamacare Fight

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Dec 28, 2012

Hobby Lobby Faces $1.3M Daily Fine in Obamacare Fight

(Image Source: Patch.com)

BY JEREMY TRUITT
ANCHOR JAMAL ANDRESS


Craft store chain Hobby Lobby says it will ignore a U.S. court ruling requiring it to offer contraception coverage for employees in the face of a $1.3 million dollar per day fine. HLN has more.

“The fine will be imposed on the company for not complying with the new healthcare law...FLASH...The company believes some drugs like the morning after pill equate to abortion, which goes against the owner’s religious beliefs.”

Hobby Lobby was seeking an injunction against complying with the new law pending its litigation, but Human Events reports Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor declined the order saying it would interfere with the lower courts.

A guest on The O’reilly Factor said Justice Sotomayor failed to offer an amicable solution to such hefty fines.

“Her denial in four pages basically said, ‘Sorry, I don’t see it, and you’re going to either pay that penalty or provide that insurance, whether you like it or not.’”

Progressive website ThinkProgress.org says Hobby Lobby’s fight against the contraceptive mandate ignores two key points...”First, Plan B is not an abortion-inducing drug and second, the company may well end up paying more to avoid covering contraception than they would simply providing access.”

The eventual outcome could affect over 13,000 employees, as Hobby Lobby and sister-company Mardel operate more than 500 stores in 41 states.

David Green, Hobby Lobby founder and CEO, shared his position with The Oklahoman, saying “Our family is now being forced to choose between following the laws of the land that we love or maintaining the religious beliefs that have made our business successful...We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.”

The company says it will continue to provide healthcare to all qualified employees while it awaits the lower-court’s decision on the matter, which is not expected for several weeks.

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