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Hobby Lobby Must Provide Morning-After Pill

BY RELEVANT CURRENT / NATION November 20, 2012

A federal judge has denied a request by Hobby Lobby to block the part of the health care overhaul that requires it to cover the morning-after and week-after pill for its employees. Hobby Lobby, which is owned by a Christian family, claimed the healthcare mandate violated its religious beliefs and that the morning-after pill is tantamount to abortion. However, a government lawyer said that the pill is not abortive and that—while religious organizations are exempt from the mandate—secular, for-profit businesses are not. “It is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured,” says David Green, Hobby Lobby’s founder and CEO. “Therefore we seek to honor God by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles.” The family is expected to appeal …

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