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Women's Group Protests Hobby Lobby for Its Contraceptive Policy

Posted: Sep 7, 2013 1:44 PM by Christine Roto, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Sep 8, 2013 4:48 AM

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COLUMBIA - A local chapter of the National Organization of Women protested outside of the Hobby Lobby near Worley Street Saturday morning, saying the chain's policy on contraceptives violates worker's right.

The store owners released a statement in June that the federal law would violate their religious beliefs.

Protestors held signs saying "boycott hobby lobby."

The group's local president said the organization wants to spread awareness about the store's policy.

The Hobby Lobby chain is owned by a Christian family, and the owners have been vocal about their opposition to implementing parts of the federal health care law.

The general manager of the Columbia store said she didn't even know the protesters were outside. She said there was not a noticeable decrease in customers from the protest.

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