Is the IRS going to ask for an abortion receipt?


As discussed in a Mother Jones' article, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," which prohibits federal spending for abortions unless in the case of rape, incest or health of the mother (with was being debated earlier this year under the topic of "forcible rape" could impact a woman's relationship even with the IRS.

While it is my belief we comply with the laws we have or fight to change them, I cannot imagine in the every day process of trying to file my taxes having to discuss something as intimate as an abortion, nonetheless having to prove the manner in which it was paid for ...through a receipt. It is my doubt that IRS agents are going to be trained to handle the emotion implications of questions and discussion of this type. "If women who used the benefit were audited, the burden would be on them to prove the tax credits or deductions weren't used to pay for an abortion that wasn't due to rape, incest, or danger to the life of the mother. Women would also have to prove that the health insurance they had purchased did not cover abortions."

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