Obama Admin Determines Defending HHS Mandate Not “Essential” During Shutdown

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Oct 03, 2013 10:11 AM
The Obama administration clearly believes that nothing can be allowed to stop Obamacare, but it can’t make up its mind whether abortion pills are essential for women’s safety under that law. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed multiple requests to delay cases challenging Obamacare’s abortion-pill and birth-control mandate. DOJ attorneys stated that it and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury cannot defend the mandate during the shutdown because that work is not an essential activity needed to protect “safety.”