Add the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby to the growing list of organizations suing the Obama administration over the mandate to provide contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to employees. The Washington Free Beacon has the scoop:
An arts and crafts business with more than 500 stores across the country launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) implementation of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate Wednesday, the Becket Fund announced.
Hobby Lobby is the first non-Catholic business to file a lawsuit objecting to the mandated coverage of certain contraceptive drugs that it considers abortion inducing.
Hobby Lobby “should never be put in a position of choosing their faith over their business,” Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund, said this morning in a conference call with the press.
“We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate,” said David Green, CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby.
Hobby Lobby will have to comply with the mandate or face fines totaling over a million dollars.
Hobby Lobby opened a new store in my area not too long ago. I’ll be sure to shop there the next time we need supplies for arts and crafts projects.
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