Three federal appeals courts around the country have struck down the Afordable Care Act's contraception coverage rule, while two other appeals courts have upheld it. That disagreement makes a Supreme Court review more likely.
One plaintiff - Hobby Lobby, Inc. a nationwide chain of about 500 for-profit arts and crafts stores.
David Green and his family are the owners, and say their Christian beliefs clash with parts of the law's mandates for comprehensive coverage. They say some of the drugs that would be provided prevent human embryos from being implanted in a woman's womb, which the Greens equate to abortion.
The company does not object to funding other forms of contraception -- such as condoms and diaphragms -- for their roughly 13,000 employees, which Hobby Lobby says represent a variety of faiths.
Here in California, Hobby Lobby closes on Sundays to observe the sabbath.
Companies that refuse to provide the coverage could be fined up to $1.3 million daily.
key issue - Does the 1993 federal law known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act include companies, churches, and universities as "persons?"
Liberty University v. Lew (13-306)
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (13-354)
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius (13-356)
Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (13-482)