OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government is urging a judge to deny a request by Hobby Lobby Stores to block enforcement of the new health care law's requirement that employers provide coverage for the morning-after pill and similar drugs.
Last month, Hobby Lobby filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City that alleges the mandate is unconstitutional. The company seeks an injunction to prohibit it from being enforced, claiming that the mandate will force the Oklahoma City-based chain's owners to violate deeply held religious beliefs under threat of heavy fines.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than a dozen Republican members of Congress hope to file a friend-of-the-court brief in Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s lawsuit that challenges the federal government's requirement that health insurance cover the morning-after pill.
The group submitted a request Thursday to file briefs in support of Hobby Lobby's lawsuit. The Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain says a provision in the health care reform law that requires the coverage of birth control violates the company founders' deeply held Christian beliefs.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing on Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s request for a preliminary injunction that would stop the federal government from requiring the company to provide insurance covering the morning-after pill.
Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby sued the federal government over a provision in the federal health care overhaul law that requires companies to provide insurance that covers birth control, including the morning-after pill.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Christian pastors plan to deliver petitions to Hobby Lobby officials in protest of the Oklahoma-based company's lawsuit challenging health care guidelines that require the coverage of the morning-after pill.
The pastors plan to deliver the petitions Thursday to the Oklahoma City headquarters of the arts and crafts chain. More than 80,000 people signed petitions launched by the national organizations Faithful America and UltraViolet.