Hobby Lobby Asks High Court to Rule on Birth-Control Mandate

Image: Hobby Lobby Asks High Court to Rule on Birth-Control Mandate Hobby Lobby co-founders David and Barbara Green.

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 02:37 PM

By Dan Weil

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Arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has petitioned the Supreme Court to rule on the legality of Obamacare’s birth-control mandate.

Company founder and CEO David Green believes the mandate would force his Oklahoma City-based chain to provide insurance that covers the morning-after pill, which he considers a form of abortion. That, he believes, violates his religious freedom.

Hobby Lobby won its case in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year, and in response, the Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court.

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Now Hobby Lobby also is asking the highest court to decide the matter.

"The case is an excellent vehicle for resolving an exceptionally important question on which the circuits are split," Hobby Lobby lawyers wrote in a court filing.

Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the lead lawyer for Hobby Lobby, said in a statement the case "raises important questions about who can enjoy religious freedom."

"Religious freedom is too important to be left to chance. The Supreme Court should take this case and protect religious freedom for the Green family and Hobby Lobby," Duncan added.

On its website, Hobby Lobby says it is committed to running its company "in a manner consistent with biblical principles." None of its 566 stores opens on Sundays.

The Supreme Court will decide in November whether to take up the case.


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