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Oklahoma AG Files Brief In Support Of Hobby Lobby

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Oklahoma City's Hobby Lobby is getting support in its Supreme Court battle against ObamaCare. The Oklahoma Attorney General filed a brief on Tuesday defending the company.

Hobby Lobby is challenging the portion of the Affordable Care Act that requires companies to offer insurance coverage for contraceptives, specifically abortion-causing drugs like the morning-after pill.

9/12/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma Hobby Lobby Files Suit Against Government Over Health Care Act

Hobby Lobby's owners believe that requirement violates their religious beliefs and they should be exempted from it like churches.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a brief on Tuesday in support of Hobby Lobby in the Oklahoma company's Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

"We are battling an out-of-control federal government on multiple fronts, including protecting the fundamental right to practice our faith," Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. "The health care law's mandate requiring these groups to violate their lawful beliefs and practices directly goes against the ideals that our Founding Fathers set in place to protect Americans from an overbearing and intrusive government. "

Pruitt said the appeals court agreed with Oklahoma's argument that the religious freedoms of Hobby Lobby and the Green Family are protected by federal law, and the implementation of the contraception mandate should be stopped.

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