House Republicans to Rape Victims: “What Were You Wearing, Slut???”
And that’s EACH and EVERY Republican in the House. They voted unanimously to pass the
Among other things, this bill “redefines” rape. Basically, if you were raped on any day other than Sunday and the rapist wasn’t wearing a purple jacket — it’s NOT rape.
Anyone getting an abortion can NOT use itemized medical deductions or tax credits to pay for any health insurance policy that covers abortion. Even Grover Norquist says this new bill is a tax increase.
Anyone who uses tax credits or deductions to pay for an abortion will have to prove — during an audit — that her abortion “fell under the rape/incest/life-of-the-mother exception, or that the health insurance she had purchased did not cover abortions.” In other words, IRS agents would become the abortion police.
Remember when Republicans used to talk about “limited government?”
House Speaker John Boehner (R—Jim Beam) received 135,000 petition signatures opposing the bill. Republicans are even threatening to hold the debt ceiling increase hostage, to force the Senate to approve the bill. “Vote for our anti-abortion bill or the country gets it.”
How’s that Party of Jobs thingy workin’ out for ya?