White House Celebrates Mother’s Day Promoting HHS Abortion Mandate

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 10, 2013   |   3:50PM   |   Washington, DC

The White House found a way to celebrate Mother’s Day early, by sending out a series of tweets today promoting Obamacare.

The official White House Twitter account specifically touting the HHS abortion mandate that compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions under their employee health care plans. The mandate is so egregious it has drawn more than 100 lawsuits from religious groups, business, school and others who are not allowed to opt out under the narrow provisions.


Last week, in a huge victory for pro-life advocates taking on the controversial HHS mandate, the Obama administration gave up its effort to force a Bible publisher to obey it.



The Obama administration opposed an order a judge gave temporarily stopping enforcement, arguing that Tyndale House Publishers isn’t religious enough for an exemption from the mandate, a component of ObamaCare that forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties.

Now, at the Obama administration’s request, a federal appellate court Friday dismissed the Obama administration’s appeal of an order that stopped President Barack Obama from enforcing his abortion pill mandate against a Bible publisher. The administration’s retreat marks the first total appellate victory on a preliminary injunction in any abortion pill mandate case.