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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bizarre Bill # 2

From New Jersey's Christopher Smith, it's the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Bill," because why not pass a law against something that there's already a law against?


US HR7: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act - Prohibits the expenditure of funds authorized or appropriated by federal law or funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by federal law (federal funds) for any abortion.

Which I'm pretty sure is exactly what the Hyde Amendment is, but what the fuck, they're still trying to re-de-fund Acorn, so I guess that's pretty much par for the course!

But here's where it get weird:

TITLE II—ELIMINATION OF 
CERTAIN TAX BENEFITS
RELATING TO ABORTION
SEC. 201. DEDUCTION FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES NOT ALLOWED FOR ABORTIONS. 
 
 

So, if you have an abortion, and you are itemizing deductions on yout tax return, you can not count the cost of the abortion as a medical expense. Because that'll stop you! Because, I guess the thought process here is that a pregnant woman will think to herself, "damn, I'm in no position to raise a child, I certainly can't afford that huge expense for the next 18 years, but on the other hand, if I can't deduct the cost of the abortion, well, I guess I'd better go through with it?"

Or is it maybe just a way for Republicans to feel lik ethey've punished the sluts for their sluttiness? Nah, that couldn't be it!