Hobby Lobby appeals judge's ruling on health-care law
BY DON MECOY NewsOK.com
Thursday, November 22, 2012
11/22/12 at 5:18 AM
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Hobby Lobby and Mardel have appealed an Oklahoma City federal judge's refusal to block enforcement of an Affordable Care Act mandate that requires the Oklahoma City-based companies to provide insurance coverage for contraception to 13,000 employees and their dependents.
The brief, filed Wednesday, claims the ruling U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton issued Monday exposes the firm and its owners "to the precise predicament religious liberty laws exist to prevent - enormous government pressure to violate their sincere religious beliefs."
Hobby Lobby founder David Green and his family own and operate the companies.
In legal filings, they refer to contraception known as the "day-after pill" and "morning-after pill" and some intrauterine devices that prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the womb as "abortion-causing drugs and devices."
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