For Beckwith, the stakes are life and death, good vs. evil.
Supporters of the Obamacare requirement, including the ACLU, say providing easy access to birth control is essential for achieving equality for women.
If Beckwith Electric were granted an exemption from the contraception requirement, women who work at the company "would be at a competitive disadvantage in the workforce due to their inability to decide for themselves if and when to bear children," the Justice Department said in court filings.
Beckwith Electric was founded in 1967 by Beckwith's father. The company makes safety and technical equipment for power plants.