Hobby Lobby: Go Ahead and Fine Us, We Won’t Comply With ‘Morning-After’ Mandate

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/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.

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  • DrAnalog

    Good for them. I’m just hoping that more companies will follow their lead.

  • govogue

    Stand with Hobby Lobby! Rebuke Satan, in the Name of Jesus!

  • RIpete

    Congratulations to a company that stands by its moral fiber and beliefs – God Bless You

  • Dear Hobby Lobby,
    Move your headquarters to the CornHusker State. They sold their vote and allegiance to the Constitution in order to become exempt, but they didn’t sell out God like the members of the Supreme Court. Boy, are they in for a surprise on Judgement Day!
    A customer

  • Lizelot

    If Sotomayer really cared about women’s health, she should side with Hobby Lobby. Contraceptives are not innocuous at all. Recent follow ups are increasingly cautioning that these may eventually lead to cancers. Not entirely surprising for these affect the hormonal balance in ways never done earlier. What price emulating men and denying womanhood?

    Bully for Hobby Lobby, not everybody is spineless and compliant. Yet.

  • Pam Sims

    They have my total support here in Ms and my money. NOt only is it a great store but it has principles.

  • Di

    Congrats to Hobby Lobby. Stick with your values

  • John C.

    what a bunch of loons, we don’t get to decide where our money goes when we pay taxes do we? insurance money is for all health matters, just because some of it goes to something we don’t like doesn’t mean we get to boycott it. I cannot stand that any of my tax money goes towards helping out crazy religious charities, or that my insurance money goes towards some cancer treatments for some delusional bible preacher, but it does. I mean i find it personally offensive that my money helps, saves, or provides healthcare to those I think are mentally ill, it goes against my religion, so can I just stop paying taxes and insurance bills?

  • Hoodoo H

    AMEN Hobby Lobby and arm your employees to help harassment from idiots.