The Abortion Deduction

In four hours the government shuts down.  Republicans refused to fund abortion both directly in DC and indirectly at Planned Parenthoods across the country.  The result is that after failing to pass a budget in 2010 when Democrats controlled both houses and the Presidency, after failing to even consider HR 1, and after refusing the latest stop gap, Democrats are going to let the government shut down.  Apparently abortion funding is something Democrats won’t compromise on.

But that actually isn’t what this blog is about.  It is about a different abortion bill.  While Obamacare canceled the ability to use HSAs and Flex plans to buy over the counter drugs, and raises the AGI floor for medical deductions from 7.5% to 10%, abortions are still considered medical expenses.

In fact, cosmetic procedures, health club dues, quit smoking programs, non-prescription drugs, weight loss programs, vitamins, acne treatments, and even specially designed cars for the handicapped are non-deductible medical expenses.  But abortion is deductible for taxes.

Republicans are currently working on passing a bill that will add abortion to other non-deductible medical expenses except in the case of rape, incest, or danger to the mother’s life, but Democrats are expected to kill the bill.

That is the country we live in.  You can kill an unborn baby on demand, and then deduct the cost from your taxes.

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3 Responses to “The Abortion Deduction”


  1. 1 Tony Sidaway April 11, 2011 at 5:31 am

    It ought to be state funded in my opinion. This is a lawful, safe and very popular medical procedure which is available free to anyone who needs it in many countries.

  2. 2 ikefriday April 11, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Safe? What other operation with a near 100% mortality rate do you call safe? Abortion ends the life of a human being without that human being’s consent. I think what you meant to say is safe for the perpetrators, which is also debatable.

  3. 3 Tony Sidaway April 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Only by a wild exaggeration can a fetus or embryo before the end of the twelfth week be described as “a human being.” Some 90% of abortions take place before then.


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