Abortion-Drug Mandate Unaffected by Delay of Obamacare’s Employer Mandate

In a blog post yesterday afternoon, the Treasury Department announced that it will delay enforcing three sections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015.

This announcement says nothing about the HHS abortion-drug mandate, which has now been finalized and which continues to severely burden the religious liberty of millions of Americans. The HHS mandate is being challenged with increasing success in numerous lawsuits around the country.

According to the Treasury statement, employers will now have until 2015 to comply with two of the ACA’s technical reporting requirements, and will also have an additional year before they must pay the $2-3,000 per year “employer shared responsibility payments” imposed on large employers who fail to offer any health insurance at all.