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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 08:27 PM

House Republicans Are Pushing A Bill That Would Force The IRS To Audit Rape Victims

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/01/16/3167301/taxpayer-funding-abortion-rape-irs/


House Republicans are currently advancing the “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act,” or HR 7, a measure that would impose sweeping restrictions on abortion coverage that could make the procedure less affordable for Americans across the country. In addition to preventing low-income women from using their Medicaid coverage to access abortion, HR 7 could also have dramatic implications for the tax code and the private insurance market. One of its most controversial provisions could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims.

Why? Because HR 7 eliminates medical-expense deductions for abortion care, essentially raising taxes on the women who opt to have an abortion. Like many abortion restrictions, this provision includes an exemption for victims of rape and incest, as well as women who encounter life-threatening complications from their pregnancies. But in order to enforce those exceptions, the IRS would have to verify that the women who are claiming a medical-expense deduction for an abortion fall into one of those three categories, to ensure they’re not committing tax fraud.
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My wife is livid.

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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 08:35 PM

1. The filthy bishops are in on this too.

http://www.usccb.org/news/2014/14-005.cfm

Remind me again why I do not give sectarian charities one penny.

The "Sisters of Mercy" (Abrahomic Sugarmommies) can go to hell!

If the religious reactionaries want to eliminate tax write-offs for reproductive care, then I fully support eliminated all tax deductions
for money given to religious "charity".

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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 08:35 PM

2. Republicans spend nine months in their mother's wombs

IS that not enough for them. Can they not get the fuck out of women's bodies?

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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 09:24 PM

3. Where was the "No Taxpayer Funding for Illegal Invasion Act" back in 2003?

That my taxes went towards invading Iraq is as much of an affront to my conscience as paying for an abortion is to a "pro-lifer."

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