Skip to comments.Senators introduce bill to prevent using abortions as tax deductions
Posted on 01/22/2020 6:30:05 PM PST by Morgana
Senator Mike Lee of Utah introduced a bill on January 9, 2020, to prevent abortions from being tax-deductible. The Abortion is Not Healthcare Act would amend Section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code and make expenses related to abortion ineligible for a medical expense deduction.
Currently, the IRS considers abortion to be medical care, which means taxpayers can include abortions as qualifying out-of-pocket medical expenses on their tax returns. Sen. Lee, along with sixteen co-sponsors of the Abortion is Not Healthcare Act including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and others believe that killing preborn children is not healthcare and therefore should not be tax-deductible.
Abortion, as can be seen in the video below, is not health care, as true health care has the goal of protecting, preserving, and healing human beings and not purposely killing them.
The government should not offer tax benefits for a procedure that kills hundreds of thousands of unborn children each year, nor should taxpayers subsidize such practice, said Sen. Lee. This undermines the truth that all human beings have dignity and worth, and that the purpose of healthcare is to heal and care for them not kill them. Our bill would end the preferential tax treatment of abortion and clarify that this gruesome practice is not healthcare.
If passed and signed into law, the amendment would apply to taxable years beginning after the enactment date.
We ought not endorse, in our laws or through our money, a practice that undermines the most important, humane principle of health care, wrote Sen. Lee. Americans especially those in the womb deserve better.
It can be deducted???
Theres no limit to the depravity.
dedcution? WOW! that’s a thought that never even occured to me. just unreal.
its elective and has no medical justification (except in the most utterly rare instances)
just like cosmetic surgery (except in the most utterly rare instances), it shouldn’t be considered medical
The Nazis were not even this clever to write off killing. It actually was an expense to mass murder. Americans can just get a nice IRS deduction.
So, basically, the taxpayer is paying twice for the same abortion: once thru govt. giveaways to PP and then again, when the one having the abortion takes it as a tax deduction....nice. /S
I didn’t realize it was a tax deduction, but of course it is. A medical expense, see? That’s how the law spins it.
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