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Residents React to Hobby Lobby Stance

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON Tenn.- The arts and crafts store, Hobby Lobby, says they are standing by their beliefs and will not offer a insurance plan that will cover the morning after pill.

"I think if that's their belief and they don't want to support that type of insurance then that should be their right," said shopper Jennifer Davidson.

Not all West Tennesseans feel the same, "I would think it's more of a personal choice than having somebody push something on you."

The company is facing a fine of $1.3 million a day if they do not comply with the law and offer the coverage.

In a statement, the company said, "The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees, to remain true to their faith. It is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs."

West Tennesseans told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News they think the $1.3 million fine per day is extreme, and hope the business doesn't suffer.
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