Lancaster County company hails contraception decision

EAST EARL TWP., Pa. - Officials with a Pennsylvania company said a favorable ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court stands for the idea that people should be free to live and work in a way that's consistent with their beliefs.

Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. president and chief executive Anthony Hahn released a statement Monday about the cabinet maker's successful challenge to a contraception coverage requirement under the 2010 federal health care law.

Hahn said the government "must respect our freedom not to participate in the distribution of drugs and devices that can cause an abortion."

David Cortman, a lawyer for the company, said people in a free society need to be able to live out their convictions.

Conestoga Wood Specialties, based in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, is owned by a Mennonite family and employs about 950 people.

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