The Bible Verses Behind Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court Battle
For the Greens, the Christian family behind the Hobby Lobby chain¬†of¬†stores, their battle with the Obama administration was never really about contraception.¬†It was about abortion.
After all, the evangelical Greens don’t object to¬†16 of the 20 contraceptive measures¬†mandated for employer coverage by¬†the Affordable Care Act.¬†That puts the family squarely in line with¬†other evangelicals, who largely support the use of birth control by¬†married couples.
Like other evangelicals, however, the Greens believe that four forms of contraception mandated under the ACA – Plan B, Ella and two intrauterine devices – in fact cause abortions¬†by preventing a fertilized embryo from implanting in the womb.¬†(The Obama administration and several major medical groups disagree.)
‚ÄúWe won‚Äôt pay for any abortive products,” Steve Green, Hobby Lobby’s president, told¬†Religion News Service. “We believe life begins at conception.‚ÄĚ
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