Hobby Lobby Asks For Temporary Relief From Healthcare Mandate

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 5:31 pm
By: News On 6

A federal appeals court has granted a Saint Louis company temporary relief from a federal mandate which requires businesses to provide coverage for the Morning-after and Week-after contraceptive pills.

Now attorneys for Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby are asking for identical relief in its appeal.

Hobby Lobby faces fines of up to $1 million a day when the mandate takes effect in five weeks.

Hobby Lobby's owners say that portion of the Affordable Care Act violates their religious beliefs.

11/21/2012 Related Story: Hobby Lobby Appeals Morning-After Pill Decision