About 40 protest top court decision in front of Hobby Lobby in Toledo
|By Mike Sigov, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Standing by the curb in front of the company's store at
Earlier this week, the top court ruled that closely held businesses with religious objections can opt out of an Affordable Care Act requirement to provide employees insurance coverage for birth control.
Many passing motorists honked as an apparent sign of support. Others just drove by. One woman, who did not honk, hung out the driver-side window and yelled, "I love Hobby Lobby!"
Among the placard-wielding protesters -- all but one adults -- a baby in a stroller stood out.
Mrs. Siler, a homemaker, held a sign, "Employers, Out of My Uterus!" The sign that her husband held read, "Want to prevent abortion? Fund birth control." The flip side of the placard said, "No corporation came from a uterus."
"I am very passionate about protesting here,"
A manager at the store, which was open for business Friday, declined to comment and referred inquiries to a company spokesman who, when reached by phone, referred questions to
Ms. Hardman could not be reached.
He said he was driving along
"I disagree with the protesters because they exaggerated the issue and took it out of context,"
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