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Supreme Court Decision Does Not Slow Down Hobby Lobby's Move Into South Florida

Nicholas Eckhart

It's business as usual for a national craft and hobby store at the center of a national debate over birth control and religious freedom.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that for-profit companies like Hobby Lobby are not required to provide employees coverage for birth control if it conflicts with the owners' religious beliefs.

Opponents of the the decision have protested at some of the chain's 600 locations nationwide. 

But the decision has not stopped the chain's move into South Florida, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Hobby Lobby plans to open at least four South Florida locations in addition to a store in Davie, which has been open since April.

Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast told the Sun-Sentinel that they are worried about the employees who will lose access to birth control. However, they have no plans to protest outside the South Florida Hobby Lobby stores. 

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