Hobby Lobby Says It Will Defy Obama’s HHS Mandate

In November a federal judge ruled Christian-owned Hobby Lobby must pay for abortifacient drugs and birth control for their employees.

This week Hobby Lobby announced it will defy the Obama HHS mandate and risk potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.
Life News reported:

Following a decision by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denying Hobby Lobby’s request for an exemption from the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, the Christian retail company said it will defy the mandate.

As LifeNews reported, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has refused to act favorably on an emergency appeal Hobby Lobby stores filed to stop enforcement of the HHS mandate against it.

After a federal court denied a request to temporarily stop enforcement of the abortion pill mandate against the Christian-operated business Hobby Lobby, it took its HHS mandate lawsuit to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor denied its request to block the mandate and the millions of dollars in fines it will be subjected to starting January 1 for not complying…

…Now, an attorney for Hobby Lobby says it will defy the mandate and potentially risk potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

Kyle Duncan, an attorney for the pro-life legal group Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said in a statement that hobby Lobby doesn’t plan to offer its employees insurance that would cover the drug while its lawsuit is pending.

“The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees,” Duncan said. “To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”

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  • The Underground Conservative

    Standing up to Der Fuhrer. I am proud of them!

  • cavt

    Good–someone willing to stand up against our leftist govt and their dictatorial mandates.

  • serfer62

    We all will have to do it…

  • Gail

    Good for you Hobby Lobby, “stand your ground”! I for one, will not forget your courage!

  • chris

    We don’t HAVE to do anything. The power lies with the people. Check your testicles.

  • Objective Analysis

    I will be shopping at Hobby Lobby soon to show support. Chick fil-a moment guys needs to go to them.

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  • Rose IV

    I was hoping they would take this type of stand! If they go belly-up then it’s totally on Obama and his puppet SCOTUS judge – all the while the general population are against Obamacare!

    GOOD CALL ‘Hobby Lobby’!

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  • stuart

    Well, I guess the Justice Sotomayor has spoken. Liberty, the rights of the people, and freedom of conscience are now at odds with the Federal Government. War has been declared. This will not end well.

  • Time

    What other religions got waivers ?

  • BlueStateRepub

    Good for them. Fire with fire. Love Hobby Lobby, I did half my Christmas shopping there this year. Great stores, great people. When we were redecorating our living room, we needed a pair of candle holders and couldn’t find exactly what we wanted anywhere. Finally we found exactly what we wanted at HL. But they only had one in stock and we wanted two. The manager told us she’d have one shipped in from another store and meanwhile hold the one in her office.

    To be honest, I figured we’d never hear from them again. But only DAYS later the mgr. called to tell us she had both candle holders in her office and we could stop by anytime for them. All that service for an 8 dollar item. HobbyLobby rules!

  • shadow

    Well, I guess the Justice Sotomayor has spoken.

    You realize that she merely upheld a lower court’s ruling against an emergency injunction, and that the original case is still going forward. This isn’t the end of it.

  • Flowergirl

    Good for them!! I plan on shopping there more this year.

  • Rose

    God bless and keep and prosper Hobby Lobby and other businesses in their shoes.

    This mess they are in is entirely due to UNCONSTITUTIONAL MEDDLING by the Fed Govt and it is time AMERICAN CITIZENS put up a howl that keeps Congress from hearing themselves or the DIM LAMESTREAM MEDIA.

    They haven’t BEGUN to hear enough from Citizens to make them think they should think twice about their UNCONSTITUTIONAL activities.


  • Indiana

    Just wait until everyone decides to not pay their taxes….kind of like all of those people in the Obama administration that haven’t paid theirs. If we can’t stop Obama from spending us into oblivion….he can’t do it if he doesn’t have our tax dollars.

  • imtorqued

    God Bless them. They will lose in this world, but gain in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

    I really like how the criminal, Godless commiecrat slobbered all over a koranimal PRISONER’s knob in her haste to make sure his religious rights were observed and turned around and totally barfed all over Christianity.

  • Tony


    Since the thug who appointed her, Barry Sotero, is not really the President, just posing as one.

    Cases against him were all fixed. By who? The fixers are so powerful, you cannot even utter their name for fear of being called anti-semite.

    The thugs he appointed to the Supreme Court in turn cooked the rulings to keep their thug in power.

    It is alike a thug telling his thug friend to vouch for each other!

  • tek

    Hobby Lobby was denied an injunction against enforcement of the mandate, and not an “exception,” as the article maintains. A decision will still be reached on the matter, but enforcement will not be suspended pending the decision.

  • Nelle

    Apparently our God-given right to freedom of religion isn’t self evident to some people any more. It seems they want to give priority to a dreamed-up right to health care that includes abortifacients to the right our ancestors proclaimed was fundamental.
    If they win this round, it will be on to taxpayer funded abortion, and they’ll say we’re already paying for abortions in the form of morning after pills and such, so there’s nothing to discuss.