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Atty: Hobby Lobby won’t offer morning-after pill
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 27, 2012 7:12 PM EST

Posted on 12/28/2012 3:51:29 AM PST by Olog-hai

An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills. The companies claim the mandate violates the religious beliefs of their owners. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: abortifacient; abortion; hobbylobby; obamacare
Disgraceful attack on the First Amendment. Those are rights, not privileges. We are not the USSR, and it is good to see people fighting this attack on natural rights.
1 posted on 12/28/2012 3:51:43 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

1.3 Million dollars a day in fines.

Now that’s what I call a heavy duty fine.

You might call that cruel and unusual.

A fine like that should put them out of business and the Obama administration has helped us grow the unemployment line.


2 posted on 12/28/2012 3:58:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

Between this and the coming attacks on the 2nd, we are living it what may be very interesting times.

“I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical”...Thomas Jefferson


3 posted on 12/28/2012 4:01:47 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Olog-hai

If the family owns the businesses outright, they should fire the entire employee slate and sell off the assets.

The termination letters should read “Those of you employees who insist on your right to murder unborn souls have caused you to lose your job. Please direct your complaints to the government.”


4 posted on 12/28/2012 4:02:57 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai
Congress shall make no law . . .

Congress shall make NO law . . .

Congress shall make NO law . . .

CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW . . .

CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW . . .

CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW . . .

First Amendment.

5 posted on 12/28/2012 4:05:11 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: John Leland 1789

Especially in this case regarding the second clause of that amendment. This is persecution on basis of religion that has been instituted by the federal government. Where is Justice Roberts on this matter . . . ?


6 posted on 12/28/2012 4:09:44 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: John Leland 1789
Hobby Lobby stands in violation of no law, but an unconstitutional “mandate” from commissar Sebellius.

Liberty is under attack on so many fronts it is hard to keep track. Until we get the tyrannical administrative state under control our slide into the despotic abyss is assured.

7 posted on 12/28/2012 4:22:29 AM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: Olog-hai

Messenger: All that God-King Xerxes requires is this: a simple offering of earth and water. A token of Sparta’s submission to the will of Xerxes.

King Leonidas: Submission? Well that’s a bit of a problem.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 4:22:50 AM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: Jacquerie

Make that nominally-Catholic Sebelius who stands as heretical to the doctrine of her own church.


9 posted on 12/28/2012 4:25:32 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

> nominally-Catholic Sebelius who stands as heretical to the
> doctrine of her own church.

Why hasn’t she been publicly excommunicated?

Why haven’t any of the Catholics who vote in favor of prenatal infanticide been publicly communicated?

The Roman Catholic Church has no problems publicly excoriating “heartless” conservatives who would trim social programs, but I don’t remember hearing anything from the Church naming heretics like Sibelius or Biden or any of the Kennedys.

They gave bloody Ted Kennedy a Catholic burial!! An unrepentant drunk, adulterer, and murderer, as well as promoter of prenatal infanticide!


10 posted on 12/28/2012 4:35:27 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Venturer

They should thwart enforcement, not pay the fines, etc, and MAKE the Feds take physical action against them.

So you say you wanna revo loo shun, well, ya know...


11 posted on 12/28/2012 4:47:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai
"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

~ U.S. Constitution, Amendment 8.

12 posted on 12/28/2012 4:57:06 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Olog-hai

May we all be as courageous in the face of this persecution as it comes closer to us. God bless and protect these business owners.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 4:58:13 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: RebelTXRose

They are Oklahoman’s. Right next to Texan’s in toughness!


14 posted on 12/28/2012 5:40:04 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Olog-hai

GOD bless Hobby Lobby, and to you-know-where with the Kenyan POS.


15 posted on 12/28/2012 5:42:49 AM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Olog-hai

Christians are being martyred. Obamacare will cause people to lose everything if they stand up for their Christian faith and refuse to participate in the murder of the unborn. It remains to be seen if our rights under the First Amendment will be upheld by the Supreme Court or not & they’ve already failed the test with Obamacare so I wouldn’t be placing any bets on them to ‘save us’ on this either. Obama knows he is doing this .... and I suspect he’s quite satisfied with the situation. How far will Americans let him push before they push back? We can’t rely on Congress to push back ... Obamacare NEVER should have been passed. The Supreme Court NEVER should have upheld it. For that matter, Obama NEVER should have been elected in the first place. Now he’s going to go after our guns. Will America submit? We’re down to the last straw, folks.


16 posted on 12/28/2012 6:02:11 AM PST by MissMagnolia
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To: Old Sarge

The fines are based on violation per employee. On that basis they are not excessive. The total is the result of collective violations.

This is not over. The Supremes turned it down and the ruling of the lower court stands. It will be refiled on a stronger basis.

The ruling turned down a request for an injunction. That would not resolve the issue one way or the other and might actually confuse it.

That is my interpretation of what I heard on the news


17 posted on 12/28/2012 6:24:45 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Olog-hai

Hobby Lobby could shrug.....

Pay out employees and head to Galt’s Gulch...


18 posted on 12/28/2012 6:26:14 AM PST by petro45acp (More sheepdogs please...)
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To: Westbrook
Why hasn’t she been publicly excommunicated?

Because after a dozen centuries of celibacy the Church leadership has apparently ceased to have functioning balls.

Sorry, but it's true. I saw first hand how they turned and ran like frightened jackals as the election approached and Obama was not backing down on this.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 7:00:29 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Olog-hai

Does not $1.3 million/day constitute “UNUSUAL” as defined in the ban on Cruel and Unusual punishment?

Under the “daffy-nition” of Cruel and Unusual punishment:

Such punishment as would amount to torture or barbarity, any cruel and degrading punishment not known to the Common Law, or any FINE, PENALTY, confinement, or treatment that is so disproportionate to the offense as to shock the moral sense of the community.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 7:03:30 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Where is Justice Roberts on this matter . . . ?”


He who must not be named! An absolute TRAITOR to the US Constitution.

Living proof of my theory that the United States Supreme Court is filled with inferior black robed political hacks who cannot after all these years agree on what the Founders intended, even given the fact they have the Owner’s manual for the US Constitution in the form of the Federalist Papers and numerous other writings.

We have been lied to by pompous self important leaders that, these USSC Judges are the best constitutional minds in the country. Yet we have way, way, way more 5-4 decisions than any 9-0 decisions so in my opinion, 5-4 is simply political and not constitutionally based.

As currently structured, the USSC is no better than a meeting of the DNC and RNC and any ruling is nothing more than Kabuki theater for the public school indoctrination center’s dumbed down masses.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 7:14:53 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: bert

Only one judge turned it down. I believe it was Sotomayor who refused the injunction. Based on a similar case where the Feds tried to push a religious school around, I don’t think the court will side with Obama. He lost that case 9-0.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 7:24:07 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: MissMagnolia

bttt your post!-—well said


23 posted on 12/28/2012 7:25:08 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: MissMagnolia

“Will America submit? We’re down to the last straw, folks.”


Yes America will submit!

Via decades of communist union teacher filled public schools(indoctrination centers) and a highly discriminatory immigration policy (thanks to Ted the swimmer Kennedy) geared toward excessive 3rd world immigration, we have a sufficiently dumbed down population who have no appreciation of the brilliance of the Founders and what Made (past tense intended) America great.

We have no backbone to fight against a government comprising of communists hiding behind two political parties.


24 posted on 12/28/2012 7:25:44 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer

I agree with you and it makes me physically ill to think this is the case.


25 posted on 12/28/2012 7:38:06 AM PST by MissMagnolia
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To: John Leland 1789

AMEN


26 posted on 12/28/2012 7:39:35 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Olog-hai

I hope HL goes Galt.


27 posted on 12/28/2012 7:43:42 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: CodeToad
"I hope Hobby Lobby goes Galt."

I do too !

I hope the company's threatened employees physically man the ramparts.

After all, how many glue guns does Obama have?

Leni

28 posted on 12/28/2012 7:56:04 AM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: Westbrook

What is hard to understand about large financial contributions from trusts, families, etc?

Just follow the money.....


29 posted on 12/28/2012 7:58:50 AM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: Olog-hai

Dues Vult!


30 posted on 12/28/2012 9:01:16 AM PST by WriteOn (Truth)
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