Oklahoma City-based 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 Christian-oriented chain sued Wednesday in federal court, claiming the government is forcing the business owners to “violate their own faith.”
Kyle Duncan is General Counsel for The Beckett Fund for Religous Liberty.
He says, "Because of abortion-inducing drugs that are required, the Green family cannot in good conscience include them in employee health insurance."
The business says it could be fined more than $1 million a day for not complying with the law.
“By being required to make a choice between sacrificing our faith or paying millions of dollars in fines, we essentially must choose which poison pill to swallow,” said David Green, Hobby Lobby CEO and founder. “We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.”
Hobby Lobby calls itself a “biblically founded business” that is closed on Sundays.
Hobby Lobby has more than 500 stores in 41 states.
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