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S. 124: Abortion Is Not Health Care Act of 2021

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So long as it remains legal, should the procedure qualify as tax-deductible?


Taxpayer funds *paying *for abortions has been almost completely illegal since 1976.), banned by the Hyde Amendment except in cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother. But for a woman who lists it as a medical expense, an abortion can still be tax-deductible.

Some believe that’s in keeping with other uncontroversial tax-deductible medical expenses, such as ambulances, artificial limbs, crutches, hearing aids, oxygen equipment, and wheelchairs. Others disagree because, for them, abortion’s legality is not nearly as important as their belief in its immorality. They’ve introduced a bill in Congress to enact that viewpoint into public policy.

What the bill does

The Abortion Is Not Health Care Act would ban the tax …

Sponsor and status

Mike Lee

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 28, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 28, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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18 Cosponsors (18 Republicans)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 28, 2021

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S. 124 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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