Hobby Lobby granted reprieve from Obamacare fines in fight against contraceptive mandate

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis took a victory lap yesterday after (literally) standing strong nearly 11 hours Tuesday for late-term abortion, and she was lauded by politicians and celebrities alike as a hero. On the other side of the spectrum, craft store chain Hobby Lobby has been standing strong for months against the Obamacare mandate that it provide the morning after pill to its employees, facing fines running into the millions of dollars.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver today ruled that Hobby Lobby can proceed with its case against the mandate without being subject to crippling fines in the meantime. The “biblically founded business” based in Oklahoma City, Okla., announced last November that it was facing a fine of $1.3 million a day for not covering Plan B, which is now available over the counter with no age restriction.

The lawsuit now heads back to U.S. District Court in Oklahoma.

  • Steven Nicoloro

    This is just the beginning of the unraveling of ObamaCare in it’s present form. You can pray that this is will take the whole law down and we can breathe easy knowing that it could be gone soon.

    • Rich

      How did that get past the IRS?

  • mickeyco

    Praise Him! Go Hobby Lobby!

    • Jeremy

      yeah good for them keep on fighting.

  • TJ

    Lets hope they bring in the immigration bill even if dead. If they hired all registered illegals they would not get charged the millions The IRS and HHS will be fine with that even if they had the same number of people and religious objections. Talk about second class citizen, with that being born free American.

  • CHHR

    This is very good news… and it seems the American public is getting closer and closer to accepting personal responsibility for their OWN insurance removing all middle men (insurance companies, their employers, and the government) from decisions I decide to make on behalf of my family… I like that.
    If my employer wishes to subsidize the cost, fine, that’s financial. But to regulate my coverage, no thank you!

  • RightFinShark

    Obamacare is evil.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      I know, since when do we let working class people get healthcare?

  • detroit19

    To copy a page from Meghan McCain and Terry McMillan, et al,: how do you like Hobby Lobby now, bitches!

    • Jeremy

      ha ha. You should tweet that at that airhead Meghan McCain.

  • RedSoloCup

    Good, I will try to go to HL whenever I can!

  • lainer51

    Wendy who?

  • Sparethoughts

    Common sense from a court ruling at last!!


    May Hobby Lobby gain more customers and more money.

  • Wally West

    Very awesome news and congrats to Hobby Lobby!