IRS Abortion Audits Would Be Required Under GOP Proposal

03/18/2011 09:58 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Nick Baumann Mother Jones

Under a GOP-backed bill expected to sail through the House of Representatives, the Internal Revenue Service would be forced to police how Americans have paid for their abortions. To ensure that taxpayers complied with the law, IRS agents would have to investigate whether certain terminated pregnancies were the result of rape or incest. And one tax expert says that the measure could even lead to questions on tax forms: Have you had an abortion? Did you keep your receipt?

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