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Response to Volaris (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:53 AM

61. Good point. Easy to implement a retroactive tax credit for pregnancies if that is the true goal.

Obviously the true goal is to do exactly what you say - another way to create legal precedent for embryonic personhood leading to bans on abortion and probably bans on contraception as well.

One immediate argument against this idea is that it will create a lot of expensive paperwork. To qualify, pregnant women will have to document that they have been "under the care of a physician" for at least twelve weeks, and the physician will have to sign off on that. Many (poor) people don't access prenatal care at all until well after 12 weeks gestation. They may postpone going to a doctor until they are close to delivery, or not go to a doctor at all and simply show up at the Emergency Department in labor. The only people who would even benefit from this tax break would be wealthy people with private insurance who have Ob/Gyns who have time to fill out useless paperwork.

The Republican Party of "less government" strikes again with an expensive and time-consuming way to get government all up in our business.

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