ACA Contraception Rule Doesn't Violate Biz Rights: US Gov't

Law360, Washington (October 24, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government urged an Oklahoma federal judge on Monday to deny Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s request to block enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, saying the owners of the secular corporation cannot use their religious beliefs to thwart the law.

While the owners of Hobby Lobby and Mardel Inc. — an affiliated Christian bookstore chain — have claimed the ACA's preventative care provision violates their evangelical Christian beliefs by forcing them to provide “abortion-causing” drugs and devices as part of their employee health...
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