Monday, May 20, 2019

Why is an Abortion Tax Deductible?

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With more states proposing and passing legislation to reduce and eliminate abortions, the light is getting brighter on the abortion industry.

Did you know that an abortion is tax-deductible?

Here's why it's deductible, and what one Arizona Congressman is doing about it.

Be informed.

The abortion industry and its advocates---especially those running for president-- are off the rails.

Candidate Amy Klobuchar is demanding abortion up to birth.

Candidate Elizabeth Warren is demanding a national law legalizing abortion until birth.

Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says "pro-life laws protecting babies from abortion are 'against the Christian faith'."

Candidate Kamala Harris raised $160,000 immediately following the new pro-life Alabama law.

Activist lawyer Gloria Steinem told the press, "Pro-Lifer's are a bunch of men who cannot control birth because they don't have wombs."

Light is revealing.

The lie.

Because abortion is "women's healthcare" (so-called), the expenses are tax deductible.

Two years ago in April, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, wrote:
"Taxpayers are scrambling to get their taxes done, and sadly watching too much of their hard-earned cash being sucked by the behemoth that is the federal government. While trying to make ends meet for their families and searching around for every last deduction, many tax payers are shocked to find two things: That Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion vendor, is still getting more than $500 million of government funds every year, even though they have been referred for criminal activity by committees in both the US House and Senate; and, that abortion is tax-deductible."

Acknowledging that there are rules about medical deductibles and thresholds that must be met, Hawkins pointed out that the very fact that abortion is on the list of deductions is a "testament of pro-abortion politicians doing the will of the abortion lobby, specifically Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is an expert at buying politicians ( 99% of their political donations have gone to Democrats) who are puppets of the abortion industry."

Hawkins demanded that "Abortion exclusions must be written into law to make sure that the taking of innocent life at its most vulnerable stage is never funded by taxpayers and no tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest vendor of abortions."

The awakening.

Last week an Arizona congressman, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz,. introduced a bill that will end a tax deduction for abortions.

Rep. Biggs said in a statement, "For years, the pro-abortion movement has marketed abortion as a form of reproductive health care."

He said,
"But it's time for us to be honest with ourselves---health care is primarily a restorative function, one that helps heal from a disease of ailment. Under no circumstances should healthcare include the intentional taking of a life. The 'Abortion Is Not Health Care Act' is a small step towards ending the federal government's treatment of abortion as a 'healing medical practice'."

Biggs said on the radio, "People who are pro-abortion ...want the world to think that that is an integral component to normal healthcare---it simply isn't."

He said, "It's basically snuffing out the life of one person---and I don't know how you can call it healthcare."

Clearly, you can't. But the Left continues to do so.

Rep. Biggs wrote a formal letter to his colleagues in Congress which said in part:
“With hundreds of thousands of legal abortions performed every year in the United States, there is no reason that the federal government should continue to incentivize ending a life as a healthy form of reproductive care,” Biggs adds in the letter.
Republican co-sponsors of the legislation include House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina, as well as Reps., Ted Budd of North Carolina, Randy Weber of Texas, Ken Buck of Colorado, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Steve King of Iowa, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Bob Gibbs of Ohio, Mo Brooks of Alabama, and Matt Gaetz, Greg Steube, and Gus Bilirakis of Florida.

The legislation has been endorsed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the March for Life, Heritage Action for America, Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum, and the Center for Arizona Policy.

I was disappointed to find that none of the pro-life Representatives from Washington or Oregon had co-sponsored the bill.

Tom McClusky, president of March for Life, says, "The American experience has always expressed the hope of the future and future generations---our laws should reflect that hope and not the cynicism of abortion."

There is a political awakening regarding abortion.

It has been preceded by a spiritual awakening that began 46 years ago when the highest court in our land ruled against Nature and Nature's God, ruling that somewhere in our Constitution there was provision for people to kill unwanted unborn children.

Those who knew this was wrong--- according to Scripture, according to nature and according to human instinct--- began to organize, march, educate, elect people of like mind and heart, and pray. Pray fervently.

A political awakening is following.

The Left is confused as to just what is happening, but they know something is very wrong regarding their precious abortion agenda.

The New York Times published an op-ed a few days ago titled, "Republicans Messaging on Abortion Puts Democrats on The Defensive."

As pathetic as the title and the article is, it was the Left's best attempt to define what's happening in the fight for Life.

The Times began with this:

With grisly claims that Democrats promote “birth day abortions” and are “the party of death,” the Republican Party and its conservative allies have aggressively reset the terms of one of the country’s most divisive and emotionally fraught debates, forcing Democrats to reassess how they should respond to attacks and distortions that portray the entire party as extremist on abortion.
The unusually forceful, carefully coordinated campaign has created challenges that Democrats did not expect as they struggle to combat misinformation and thwart further efforts to undercut access to abortion. And advocates of abortion rights fear it is succeeding in pressuring lawmakers in more conservative states to pass severe new restrictions, as Alabama did this week by approving a bill that would essentially outlaw the procedure.
These new measures, combined with the likelihood that the Supreme Court will agree to take up at least one case in the coming months where Roe v. Wade will be tested, have stirred intense passions on both sides and elevated abortion into a prominent issue in the presidential race.
Much to the distress of abortion rights supporters, their own polling is showing that the right’s message is penetrating beyond the social conservatives who make up a large part of the Republican base.

The article is lengthy, but concludes with this:

"Democratic politicians constantly misunderstand the disconnect between their position and where the American people are."

This is true.

It is also true that Life is sanctified by God, our Creator. Ultimately the conversation about Life is framed by God, not man.

Those on the right side of Scripture, are on the right side politics.

Be Informed. Be Faithful. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.