As you probably know, ObamaCare mandates are going to hit employers with 50 or more employees. A number of businesses have gotten exemptions. Many, maybe even all, of them are most likely political in nature. It’s the Santa Clause Effect: I’ll do you a favor if you do one for me — vote Democratic in the next election. Actually, it’s more like the Godfather Effect: “The Democrats will make you an offer you can’t refuse.”
There are some provisions of the 2700-page mandate that are downright evil. One of them is forcing businesses to pay for contraception cover. This would include abortifacients masquerading as birth control. An abortifacient is a substance that induces an abortion. It’s a post-conception drug, therefore, it does not come under the definition of a contra (against) conception.
A number of schools (Illinois-based Wheaton College and Virginia-based Liberty University), Catholic groups, and large companies are petitioning for an exemption. Hobby Lobby is one of them. The following is a statement from David Green, the CEO of Hobby Lobby:
My name is David Green, and I am the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. In case you are not familiar with our company, we are a national arts and crafts retailer with more than 500 stores in 41 states. We are headquartered in Oklahoma and employ more than 22,500 individuals nationwide.
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