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File Photo: Sandra Fluke introduces President Barak Obama at the Auraria Event Center in Denver, Colorado USA 08, August 2012. Fluke is the Georgetown University student who gained notoriety after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh called her a slut because of her support for a portion in the presidents health care overhaul that requires insurance companies to cover contraception. (Photo by Rick Giase/EPA/File)

The Supreme Court has turned down a request to temporarily suspend the contentious provision in President Obama’s new health care law that requires all employers to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives, NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

The two companies challenging the provision—Hobby Lobby Stores, an Oklahoma-based arts and crafts chain, and Mardel, a chain of Christian bookstores—are run by religious families who have strong anti-abortion views. The businesses filed their application last Friday, asking the Supreme Court for an immediate order to excuse them from having to provide free health insurance to their employees for emergency contraceptives. Hobby Lobby and Mardel say the mandate would cause “irreparable harm to their religious freedom and to their businesses.”

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    I still don’t see the difference from objecting to war and still having to pay for it through taxes.
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    Welp, guess I won’t be shopping at Hobby Lobby anymore.
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    Fuck these people. Fuck these assholes. What they’re really crying over is not being able to cram their bullshit sexist...
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    I’ve always had a huge problem with this assumption. Your employers should not know what you’re using your health...
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    yes. And the fundis go BAWWW
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