Hobby Lobby Ruling


by Gretchen Parsons

Prior to a Supreme Court ruling on Monday, only churches and certain non profits were exempt from a provision in the Affordable Health Care Act that mandates all women have full health care coverage for contraceptives.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of stores including christian owned chain Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, a wood manufacturer owned by Mennonites out of Pennsylvania.

The ruling allows the two corporations to refuse coverage for contraceptives on the grounds that the Affordable Health care Act provision violates their religious beliefs.

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