JE Dunn Joins Hobby Lobby In Debate Over Contraceptive Coverage



JE Dunn Construction has joined Hobby Lobby in the fight against the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that companies provide insurance coverage for birth control methods, including those that induce an abortion. The owners of the Kansas City-based construction company say that provision of the law violates their Roman Catholic faith.

Hobby Lobby filed a Supreme Court brief earlier this month requesting its owners be protected from violating their religious beliefs.  JE Dunn filed a brief in support of Hobby Lobby, discussing objection to purchasing insurance that covers a number of birth control methods, including the morning-after pill.

The Obama administration has attempted to accommodate purely religious institutions and charities who object to the law by allowing their employees to receive coverage directly from insurers at no cost. However, many question the merits of that plan, and it is currently being challenged in court.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores on March 25.  The opinion will be due before the end of June.

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