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Atty: Hobby Lobby won't offer morning-after pill
CBS News / The Associated Press ^ | December 28, 2012

Posted on 12/28/2012 11:23:35 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.

The companies claim the mandate violates the religious beliefs of their owners. They say the morning-after pill is tantamount to abortion because it can prevent a fertilized egg from becoming implanted in a woman's womb...

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; contraception; moralabsolutes; obamacare

1 posted on 12/28/2012 11:23:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We will not comply” needs to become the response of choice for anything this administration tries to foist on the American public.


2 posted on 12/28/2012 11:43:11 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If there is such a thing as a corporate blessing, they deserve it.


3 posted on 12/28/2012 11:47:35 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: jagusafr

Refuse. Resist.


4 posted on 12/28/2012 11:52:44 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God be with the owners of Hobby Lobby, their employees, and their attorneys. It will be hard to find our courage in the coming year as our constitutional rights are attacked.

Plan for the worst, hope for the best, and pray without ceasing. God be with us!


5 posted on 12/28/2012 11:57:38 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m in need of some yarn. Guess where I’ll be shopping? :)


6 posted on 12/28/2012 12:02:28 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOD bless Hobby Lobby. Would that some of the politicians on our side of the aisle would grow a pair like this.


7 posted on 12/28/2012 12:02:58 PM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m with you. I bought a large picture mat, ribbon, cable cord and other miscellaneous items from HL recently. Their online service is good and their prices competitive - but I think they have a better selection than other craft stores.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 12:09:32 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”Romney endorsed legalization of abortion pill RU-486 access during his 1994 Senate race and backed
federal funding of abortion, saying “I think it’s important that people see me not as a pro-life candidate.”””

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/john-mccain-2008-opposition-dossier-mitt-romney-weak-foreign-policy-flip-flopper-article-1.1007921


9 posted on 12/28/2012 12:15:51 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney--guns not for recreation or self-defense"sole purpose of hunting down and killing people".)
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To: ansel12

Uh, Mr. Obama won the election almost two months ago. It was in all the papers, so I’m surprised you didn’t see it.


10 posted on 12/28/2012 12:27:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like HL will be the only craft store we shop at in the future. Kudos for principles over profit.


11 posted on 12/28/2012 12:28:11 PM PST by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is essentially a TAX on business, for “non-conforming” insurance coverage on the employees.

The eventual outcome, if the dispute is not resolved in favor of Hobby Lobby, is that either the firm goes into bankruptcy, or the assets are seized by the IRS and it becomes a government-owned entity.

This level of fines assessed against any business cannot long be sustained.

Once again, success is being punished.

But, if this were an ISLAMIC-owned business, there would be no action at all taken against the owners or any fines placed on the corporate operations.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 12:28:21 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not just cut all employees back to 29.9 hours per week?


13 posted on 12/28/2012 12:32:48 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: alloysteel

we will have to see how this plays out

I am not convinced that the fines will actually be assessed...it could be a bluff to enforce compliance

will arrests be made if fine’s are not paid? could be interesting to watch
the IRS has already said they will not pursue fines associated with not having the mandatory health insurance


14 posted on 12/28/2012 12:33:13 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Uh, Mr. Obama won the election almost two months ago. It was in all the papers, so I’m surprised you didn’t see it.

Gosh, if you know that, then you can finally lay off kissing up to Mitt Romney.

There is a continuing discussion about the republican party here, it's future, and our individual relationships to it, and that includes information about the candidate that they just ran less than 2 months ago.

15 posted on 12/28/2012 12:44:00 PM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Please provide even ONE link where I “kiss up” to Mitt Romney. I’ll wait...


16 posted on 12/28/2012 12:52:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doing the Right thing is often not the easy way, But it is the RIGHT way.

God Bless!


17 posted on 12/28/2012 1:05:18 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then you can lay off doing it on this thread, the election is over, you don’t have to go after everyone who says something that you perceive as negative, about Mitt Romney anymore.


18 posted on 12/28/2012 1:07:01 PM PST by ansel12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d be surprised if insurance companies would still be able to offer plans that don’t have the coverage the fedguv is demanding. It may not be up to Hobby Lobby to resist.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 1:43:00 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The owners of HL are GREAT people. I used to go to the same church they go to prior to my moving. They are the real deal and God will bless them...


21 posted on 12/28/2012 1:52:21 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VciTnYA4Bfk)
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To: andyk

Unless they self-insure?


22 posted on 12/28/2012 1:55:46 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Hatikvah hannoshanah Lashuv le'eretz avoteinu, La'ir bah David k'hanah.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Unless they self-insure?

Good point!
23 posted on 12/28/2012 2:08:33 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: alloysteel
"...either the firm goes into bankruptcy, or the assets are seized by the IRS...."

This is about putting ALL devout Christians out of business, period. If Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, you are not allowed to profit from the private sector.

24 posted on 12/28/2012 4:46:32 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That reminds me I need to buy a shadow box for my dad’s flag this payday. Hobby Lobby sells them and that’s where I’ll go.


25 posted on 12/28/2012 5:09:24 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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