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Hobby Lobby to defy Obamacare

By The Daily Oklahoman Staff

The Daily Oklahoman - Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby will not comply with a federal law that requires employee health care plans to provide insurance coverage for certain kinds of contraception that the firm's owners consider to be "abortion inducing drugs and devices," an attorney for the company said Thursday.

With Wednesday's rejection of an emergency stay of that federal health care law by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Hobby Lobby and sister company Mardel could be subject to fines of up to $1.3 million a day beginning Jan. 1.

"They're not going to comply with the mandate," said Kyle Duncan, general counsel of The Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty that is representing the company. "They're not going to offer coverage for abortion-inducing drugs in the insurance plan."

As for the potential fines, Duncan said, "We're just going to have to cross that bridge when we come it."

The Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby and Mardel, filed a lawsuit in September challenging part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. They said a provision dealing with insurance coverage for certain types of contraception -- the morning-after pill, the week-after pill and some intrauterine devices -- went against the family's beliefs. The Greens believe those types of contraception could cause abortions.

Duncan said the company will continue its legal battle in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.


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  1. socialismisevilComment by socialismisevil
    December 28, 2012 @ 12:44 pm






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  2. chefrobertComment by chefrobert
    December 28, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    Hobby Lobby, call a strike and shut down. Have all your employees go and get their checks from Obama. In fact all those in business or that think, produce or other wise accomplish anything, strike. Then let the Looters & Moocher fight over what is left on carcass of the Republic. Then when they kill each other and then only then we may get our Republic back. Once all these uncontrolled and non voted for Agencies which rule at a great cost to the taxpayer. We have Agencies like the FDA which allow thousands to be murdered each year with poison drugs that kill not cure, plus the toxic filled processed foods all allowed the the Petty Bureaucrats and your elected official for there portion of the 30 pieces of Blood Stained Silver. I all ready told my Senator he should resign in shame for what he has done to the Republic. Chef Robert Here in the Land Of Enchantment

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  3. joe23006Comment by joe23006
    December 28, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    It is obvious that the religion of the country is GOVERNMENT. Ask and it shall be given freely to you by the confiscation from those who worked to earn it; seek and ye shall find the pot of gold someone else worked for; knock and the doors will be opened to all who neither toil or spin but expect the devine Obama to provide for them.
    Funny, our government tries to restrict religion and at the same time needs that essence to make a legitiment argument for ?diverity! There is no morality concerning right and wrong, that would be judgemental, unless the ACLU and other groups give their blessing.

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  5. bna42Comment by bna42
    December 28, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    Obama should never have come into office determined to push for socialized medicine, Democrats should never have passed the bill, Pelosi should be run out of office for her ridiculous remark that “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it”, and the Supreme Court should not allow ONE justice to make such a critical ruling on this controversial issue.

    I suppose the corruption has now infiltrated every branch of the federal government to the extent that they can force us to do anything they desire and the courts will uphold their agenda.

    The next time a politician mentions “our freedoms”, I hope I am within close proximity so I can deck him. I have been criticized for saying the planes on 9/11 would have done us a favor if they had hit Congress rather than the WTC, but I really believe something like that is the only way Americans are going to get rid of the corruption and tyranny within our government. We have already discovered that it is not possible to vote them out, so what else can be done?

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  6. arwenusaComment by arwenusa
    December 28, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    And Obama will likely find a way to spend some of that money on more fighter jets for the murderous Muslim Brotherhood … the better to attack America/Christians with.

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  8. yoldsComment by yolds
    December 29, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    I hope that the Green Family will continue to stand their ground and know that we (Conservative Christians) are standing with them. This corrupt Gov’t has NO right whatsoever to force an employer to provide anything as a condition of employment, much less something that goes against the belief of the owner. Tell Oblamer to p*ss off and stand your ground. If they fine you, I woulnd’t blame you if you just closed up shop and sent all your workers home without a job. I know that is what I would do, fortunately I only have 6 employees so this regulation does not affect me, however, if it does, there will be 6 more people looking for employment while I retire. This corrupt Gov’t MUST be stopped, we need to stand our ground and not let them get away with this assult on our constitution and religion

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  9. nickmiller00Comment by nickmiller00
    January 4, 2013 @ 12:10 am

    Abortion isn’t just a political issue; it can also be a religious one. In which case, forcing employers to pay for abortion-causing drugs violates their freedom and practice of religion, a Constitutional right.

    If you agree, make your voice heard and exempt companies like Hobby Lobby from the healthcare mandate.

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