Hobby Lobby files suit over birth control mandate

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Updated: 9/12/2012 11:37 am Published: 9/12/2012 10:51 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit over a mandate in the health reform law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill.

The Oklahoma City-based chain sued Wednesday in federal court, claiming the government is forcing the business owners to "violate their own faith."

The business says it could be fined more than $1 million a day for not complying with the law.

Hobby Lobby calls itself a "biblically founded business" that is closed on Sundays.

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ttyllsr - 12/28/2012 11:36 AM
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Women have the right to have access to emergency contraceptive through their insurance. Hobby Lobby lost and it's because there is no reason for them to not comply with the law. I'm so sick of the religious right wing nuts in this state trying to strip women and children of THEIR RIGHTS. Shame on you people.

goodwinboi - 9/12/2012 1:55 PM
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Our government is OUT OF CONTROL!! Its time we take back what is ours...OUR RIGHTS! I hope Hobby Lobby wins and shows this pathetic so called government we arent going to take it anymore!

USEagle - 9/12/2012 12:54 PM
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I'm on your side Hobby Lobby!

t town253 - 9/12/2012 11:56 AM
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Good for you Hobby Lobby dont let them punk you!!
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