As Twitchy reported, a federal judge ruled against Hobby Lobby. The judge ruled that Hobby Lobby could not be exempt from the mandates, even though they are a “biblically founded business” that objected to the contraception and abortifacients coverage mandate in the law.
Now, Hobby Lobby is appealing that decision by seeking emergency relief from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
After loss at district ct level, Hobby Lobby files with 10th Cir – seeking injunction agst HHS contraception mandate: http://t.co/TzQGjSEO
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) November 21, 2012
Hobby Lobby appeals to federal court. It continues the fight to keep from providing the morning-after pill to its employees. #OKC
— Deeda Payton (@DeedaPayton) November 21, 2012
— Doug Stringer (@dougstringer) November 21, 2012
More from The Becket Fund:
WASHINGTON, DC – Following yesterday’s decision denying its motion for preliminary injunction, Hobby Lobby appealed to the federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals seeking relief from the abortion pill mandate, which forces the Christian-owned-and-operated Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., to provide the “morning-after pill” and “week-after pill” in its health insurance plan or face crippling fines up to $1.3 million per day.
The brief reads in part:
“[I]n less than six weeks, [the Green family] must either violate their faith by covering abortion-causing drugs, or be exposed to severe penalties—including fines of up to $1.3 million per day, annual penalties of about $26 million and exposure to private suits.”
@ShannonBream Go Hobby Lobby! One of many to come to kill the stupid demagoguery this administration is pushing
— Jim (@A10Jim) November 21, 2012
Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and will provide further updates.