Judge grants temporary ‘morning after’ pill exemption for Hobby Lobby

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal judge is allowing Hobby Lobby a temporary exemption from covering the “morning after” pill Friday.

The Oklahoma-based company is temporarily exempt from the section of the new health care law requiring businesses to provide coverage for this birth control pill.

U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton issued an injunction; the publicly Christian company will not have to pay the steep fines at this time.

The case has been stayed until Oct. 1.

The craft giant said the “morning after” pill violates their religious beliefs and therefore they should not have to provide insurance coverage of the pill for their employees.

MORE: Click here for full coverage of Hobby Lobby’s birth control battle

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