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IRS to conduct abortion audits?? March 19, 2011

Filed under: politics,reproductive rights — Jender @ 7:11 pm

Still think it doesn’t make any difference whether Republicans or Democrats are in charge? Try this one on. For all the disappointments we’ve had with Democrats, can you imagine this one ever passing a democratic body?

Under a GOP-backed bill expected to sail through the House of Representatives, the Internal Revenue Service would be forced to police how Americans have paid for their abortions. To ensure that taxpayers complied with the law, IRS agents would have to investigate whether certain terminated pregnancies were the result of rape or incest. And one tax expert says that the measure could even lead to questions on tax forms: Have you had an abortion? Did you keep your receipt?

Now imagine if the Republicans had the Senate and the Presidency. (Thanks, J-Bro!)

 

4 Responses to “IRS to conduct abortion audits??”

  1. Katydidknot Says:

    This seems reasonable.

    I mean, who KNOWS what kind of secrets that the average American and his/her doctor are keeping from the government? People out there consulting doctors willy-nilly about private matters…

  2. j Says:

    And this is from the GOP, who are so strongly opposed to “big government” interfering with our lives???? And so supposedly intent on cutting spending?? a pox on them!

  3. Matt Drabek Says:

    Wasn’t one of their health care talking points about how the law causes “thousands of IRS agents” to be involved in health care?

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