January 2, 2013

Hobby Lobby Braces for Million Dollar Fines

Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press

Baptist-owned Hobby Lobby faces fines up to $1.3 million a day for refusing to obey a law that takes effect Jan. 1 requiring employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptives, including methods the business owners believe induce abortion.

The Oklahoma City-based retailer lost a legal battle Dec. 20 when the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled its objections that portions of the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – violate the religious freedom of employers opposed to “abortion-inducing contraceptive drugs and devices.”

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TAGGED: Religious Liberty, Contraception, Hobby Lobby

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