ACU Graduate Part of Team Representing Hobby Lobby at Supreme Court

Published 03/25 2014 10:51AM

Updated 03/25 2014 11:58AM

An Abilene Christian University graduate went before the Supreme Court Tuesday in representation of Hobby Lobby, one of two family-owned businesses that have contested the obligation for family-owned businesses to provide potentially life-ending forms of birth control to employees as regulated by the Affordable Care Act.

The Green family, which began and owns Hobby Lobby, are devout Christians and, while they say they are not opposed to 16 out of the 20 forms of preventative birth control mandated by the Affordable Care Act, they are opposed to forms such as Plan B, Ella and IUDs, which would prevent the continuation of the pregnancy after fertilization.

Lori Windham, a 2001 ACU graduate, served as counsel for Hobby Lobby as a part of the Becket Fund which is described as “a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions.”

The Supreme Court will also hear the case of Conestoga Wood Specialties, a company that manufactures kitchen cabinets, and was founded on conservative Mennonite beliefs, who also oppose the law.

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