Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Insurance

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Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance
Recently, the S.184 – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 was read and referred to the Committee on Finance. With the newly elected President Donald Trump in office, adjustments have begun to take place on the front end of abortion and what these procedures and the insurance that covers them will look like going forward. The previously mentioned bill would permanently prohibit federal funding, including District of Columbia funds, for abortion or healthcare that includes abortion (Congress & Wicker, 2017). The bill will amend the Internal Revenue Code and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by prohibiting health coverage from …show more content…

Aside from the safe assumption that Americans –especially those whom appose abortion—don’t want to be funding abortions through their tax dollars, the efficiency of this bill would cover the loopholes that may have been created by prior acts (Harned, 2015). The modifications this bill would bring about are going to conserve the time –in the future—for other pressing issues that would otherwise be spent on an issue that manages to be discussed redundantly.

The Severity of Abortion and its Role in the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
Abortion is a one-day procedure that can have important lifetime consequences. There is potential for procedure failure as well as physical, emotional, or mental suffering, which is why there is a need for some form of deterrence. In the hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, it was stated that this bill would restrict tax deductions for women who use their own money for abortion or if they purchase insurance that covers abortion, in turn this will raise the tax for women should they choose to make that decision (House of Representatives. Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Committee on the Judiciary, 2014). This sort of disincentive would ultimately make abortions more costly and may deter women from

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