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.)
“We won’t pay for any abortive products,” Steve Green, Hobby Lobby’s president, told Religion News Service. “We believe life begins at conception.”
SOURCE: Daniel Burke
CNN Belief Blog