Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Forced to Provide Abortion Pills

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Forced to Provide Abortion Pills

    The Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is not happy with the government right now. A federal court denied their request to stop the enforcement of an abortion pill mandate on Monday. Now the company will be forced to provide the “morning after pill” as part of their health insurance. If the company refuses to comply with the mandate, then they could be facing fines of 1.3 million dollars a day.

    Kyle Duncan, General Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, says,

    “We disagree with this decision and we will immediately appeal it… Every American, including family business owners like the Greens, should be free to live and do business according to their religious beliefs. The Green family needs relief now and we will seek it immediately from the federal appeals court in Denver.”

    Hobby Lobby did not originally cover abortion-inducing drugs in their health insurance coverage. Now this mandate requires that they do regardless of their religious beliefs.

    Founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, David Green, seems set on appealing this mandate.  Green, who has strong spiritual convictions believes that he should be allowed to run his company in accordance with his beliefs. According to Green, Hobby Lobby has been successful because God has made it successful. Green intends on honoring God by running his business according to his Christian principles. Hobby Lobby is the only non-catholic owned business that is standing up against the HHS mandate. The Greens do not deny their employees access to preventative contraceptives in their health care. They are only fighting against providing their employees with abortion-inducing drugs. Hobby Lobby has a self-funded health insurance program for their employees.

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