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Republicans Vote to Rid Obamacare of Tax Write Off for Abortions

Democrats accuse Republicans of raising taxes.

11:56 AM, Apr 2, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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Politico reports that House Republicans have taken action to try to keep Obamacare from letting people write off the costs of having an abortion on their taxes. Politico writes, “The House Ways & Means Committee voted along party lines to adopt a bill that would prevent women from deducting abortion costs as a medical expense from their taxable income, except in the cases of rape, incest or if delivering the baby threatens the life of the mother.”

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The report adds, “Republicans say the bill modifies the tax code and is necessary because, according to Chairman Dave Camp, ‘the Democrats’ health care law included a massive expansion of the IRS’s authority and concocted a host of ways to funnel taxpayer funds for various costs and procedures, including abortions.’”   

Of the Democrats’ response to the Republicans’ bill, Politico writes, “Dems said the bill raises taxes.”

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