As Twitchy reported, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear craft retailer Hobby Lobby’s case against Kathleen Sebelius and the Department of Health and Human Services. Hobby Lobby has argued that, for religious reasons, it should not have to pay for abortifacients for its employees as mandated by Obamacare.
Never mind that Hobby Lobby has no objection to providing 16 of the 20 FDA-approved contraceptives required under the HHS mandate; abortion rights activists are threatening a boycott in the name of the craft store chain’s “war on women.” The Freedom From Religion Foundation is also working to coordinate a boycott.
FFRF is calling a national consumer boycott of Hobby Lobby for working to deprive women workers of their right to choose contraception.
— FFRF (@FFRF) November 26, 2013
Hobby Lobby among corps trying to keep birth control from employees health care-BOYCOTT HOBBY LOBBY -ITS NOT A CHURCH- ITS A $$ MAKING CORP
— Debra Amato (@Amatodeb) November 26, 2013
Add Hobby Lobby to your boycott list, please, for forcing their religion on employees and customers. http://t.co/kVCvqd71Pz
— Homeless On Wheels (@MrNaturalAZ) November 26, 2013
So, now we have to boycott Hobby Lobby, too. This craziness never stops. It's my right to choose my own health care, dammit.
— I can’t breathe BWheatnyc (@BWheatnyc) November 26, 2013
— Sylvia Ahern (@sylviaahern) November 26, 2013
— Amie the Great (@a_standal) November 26, 2013
A boycott could, of course, backfire. In January, supporters of Hobby Lobby and religious freedom packed stores during a “Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day.”
@AnneLewisChicag But please…continue to "boycott" hobby lobby. Their profits are up when the left attacks. Maybe do Chik again.
— Zor-El (@Adam4004) November 26, 2013