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Hobby Lobby Invests In Contraception

Anna Sterling |
April 1, 2014 | 11:23 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

[Via Feministing]
[Via Feministing]
Remember that Supreme Court case heard last month challenging the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate?

READ: If Hobby Lobby Wins, It Will Be Even Worse For Birth Control Access Than You Think

It turns out that the high-profile company leading the challenge, Hobby Lobby, has been investing in the very same contraception manufacturers that they so strongly oppose.

READ: Hobby Lobby's Hypocrisy: The Company's Retirement Plan Invests in Contraception Manufacturers

The constitutional challenge filed by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood states that the ACA mandate to provide health insurance coverage for various forms of contraception violates the Green family's religious beliefs. They're also against any type of related education and counseling services.

While the company claims it's not opposed to all methods of birth control, they say they're opposed to emergency contraception like the "morning-after" pill and abortion-inducing drugs. 

In 401(k) documents obtained by Mother Jones, however, Hobby Lobby has been investing in companies like Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Bayer and Forest Laboratories as of 2012.

The aforementioned companies manufacture Plan B (morning-after pill), the Mirena IUD and Cervidil (used to induce abortions), respectively-- the exact forms of contraception Hobby Lobby is so vehemently against.

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