Hobby Lobby to Sue President Obama Over ‘Morning After Pill’ Requirements
Report from CBN:
The Christian-owned business Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the president’s health care mandate that requires employers to provide contraception like the “morning after” pill in their health insurance plan.
The lawsuit claims the government is forcing the company’s owners “to violate their deeply held religious beliefs under threat of heavy fines, penalties, and lawsuits by providing a pill that when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, can terminate a pregnancy by as much as 89 percent.”
Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green told CBN News “these abortion-causing drugs go against our faith.”
“And our family is now being forced to choose between following the laws of the land that we love,” he continued. “Or maintaining the religious beliefs that have made our business successful and have supported our family and thousands of our employees and their families.”
“We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate,” Green said.
Hobby Lobby argues that failure to provide the drugs in the company’s health insurance plan could lead to fines of up to $1.3 million a day.