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The only argument against it is, literally, one based around punishment.
It seems to me you lack the capacity to understand the argument(s).
(1.) People generally do not like the government telling them to directly pay for something for someone else.
(2.) There is a long history of moral objection to contraceptives and it has nothing to do with punishment and everything to do with the creation of life.
(3.) Freedom of religion. People do not generally like the government telling them to directly pay for something for someone else when it directly conflicts with their religious beliefs.
(4.) What the government did was illegal.
Only in liberal fantasy land does this have anything to do with "punishment". In case you do not understand, the "punishment" straw-man was created to win your vote and is not based on any reasonable argument presented by Hobby Lobby. You've been duped and it seems you are blissfully happy about it. Keep in mind, I'm a person who thinks the government should provide contraceptive care for no other reason than it's practical. I also believe Hobby Lobby is being rather stupid but that does not mean we should violate the owners religious beliefs. You want these people to be mandated to violate their beliefs all because they make a profit or face the punishment of paying huge fines. What is disgusting is, you rather these people get no coverage of any sort from Hobby Lobby rather than not provide coverage for four out of 20 contraceptives.