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VIDEO: Supreme Court rules 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby

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The Supreme Court ruled Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that employers with religious objections can opt out of providing certain contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

"I'm very happy for Hobby Lobby," supporter Jim Melnick said. "I hope it shows that one peg of Obamacare has come out and more freedom is on the rise."

"I feel very disappointed and I actually feel very disturbed about the trajectory that our country is on," said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "We have five male justices today rule that discrimination against women is essentially not discrimination at all."

Kristina Arriaga, Executive Director of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, was inside the Supreme Court when the decision came down.

"It was a very careful opinion. It was very narrowly tailored but the biggest and most fun part of the decision was for the justices to acknowledge that indeed the government's arguments were so weak," Arriaga said.

Pro-choice activists say they won't give up fighting back against this decision.

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