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Hobby Lobby Plans To Defy Health Care Mandate

NPR | Jan. 1, 2013 6:44 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 3, 2013 10:38 a.m.

The federal health care law requires employee insurance plans to cover emergency contraceptives. That’s something the owners of the craft store chain Hobby Lobby say they can’t do. An attorney for the stores said the Christian owners consider the emergency contraceptives tantamount to abortion. Starting Tuesday, the company could be fined as much $1.3 million a day for defying the mandate.

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