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Lancaster company hails contraception decision

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LANCASTER — Officials with a Pennsylvania company say 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 says 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, says people in a free society need to be able to live out their convictions.

Lancaster-based Conestoga Wood Specialties is owned by a Mennonite family and employs about 950 people.

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