Video: Hobby Lobby Files Lawsuit to Block Birth Control Coverage for Employees
Hobby Lobby, which is owned by evangelical Christians, has filed a federal lawsuit against the HHS contraception mandate claiming that they should have the right to deny coverage for contraception to over 13,000 employees (video below).
The Green family, owners of the Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby, claim that the federal Health and Human Services mandate, part of Obamacare, violates their freedoms of religion and speech, reports NewsOk.
Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green told NewsOk: “Our family is now being forced to choose to between following the laws of the land that we love or maintaining the religious beliefs that have made our business successful and supported our family and thousands of our employees and their families. We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.”
Green opposes the morning after pill, which he calls an “abortion-causing drug” in his lawsuit However, the morning after pill does not terminate a pregnancy, but actually prevents fertilization.
Their lawsuit reads, in part: “The Green family’s religious beliefs forbid them from participating in, providing access to, paying for, training others to engage in, or otherwise supporting abortion-causing drugs and devices."