This chain run by apparently Protestant Christians has refused to provide abortion pills, and faces fines of $1.4M per day for violating HHS’s mandate. Link. They have sued on the grounds that it violates their conscience to provide abortions.
A federal court has ruled against their lawsuit, on the grounds that they are not a church. Justice Sotomayor has denied their appeal for an injunction. (Text here.) Apparently this does not mean the suit is over, as I had read, nor was Sotomayor writing an opinion for the Supremes; one SC justice can rule alone on such matters. The appeal process will continue.
What I’d read earlier incorrectly suggested the appeal was over. But consider the situation. It’s by no means clear that the SC, once they get it, will not rule in Obama’s favor. What will they do then? Pay fines, possibly lesser ones. Go bankrupt. Refuse to pay fines (if that’s logistically possible) and go to federal prison. What a dark, dark time it’s become.