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Local Patrons React to Hobby Lobby Case

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The court heard from lawyers on both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that may determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 25: Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The court heard from lawyers on both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that may determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation’s owners. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) - The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether Hobby Lobby has a right to deny its employees contraceptive health care coverage.

In St. Louis, local patrons of the chain are weighing in.

In the parking lot of the Kirkwood Hobby Lobby, customers were asked about Hobby Lobby’s stance against giving its employees health care coverage for contraception that may destroy an embryo after conception.

“I think it’s a personal choice, and your employer or your insurance company have no business in it,” one woman said.

Some agree that it’s a woman’s personal choice, but are still rooting for the company.

“I do believe that the choice is within the woman to make the decision, but I also feel that by wanting to be employed by Hobby Lobby, you’re giving them the opportunity to express their beliefs, and if you don’t believe it then you shouldn’t work at Hobby Lobby,” one customer said.

Some say the government has gone too far.

“It’s just the government putting their tentacles where they don’t belong,” another woman said. “This is a family-run business.”

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