PETITION: Ask Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to eliminate tax deductions for abortions

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Just a few days ago, members of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, asking him to issue new regulations to ensure that the expense of an abortion cannot be deducted from federal income taxes.

Please SIGN this petition, which supports the Caucus' letter, and urges Secretary Mnuchin to eliminate tax deductions for abortion.

Right now, people can deduct abortions from their federal income taxes because it is considered to be "healthcare."

But, abortion is not healthcare; it is, rather, the taking of innocent pre-born human life.

As the Senators' letter states: "Pregnancy is a natural condition of the human body, for both the mother and her unborn child, and only rarely, if ever, does a pregnancy physically threaten the life of the mother in such a way that the mother's death can only be averted by abortion, rather than through other means such as early induction or Caesarean section. Therefore, the IRS must cease considering abortions (except in the case of physical endangerment to the life of the mother) to be medical care under §213(d) and its implementing regulations."**

Simply put, the senators are saying that tax breaks must not be given for procedures which do not constitute medical care. And, since abortion is not medical care, those tax breaks must cease.

Led by Republican Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana and Warren Davidson of Ohio, the letter also says: "Any procedure for which a successful outcome depends on the death of a living human being, born or unborn, cannot be considered health care."

No-one should benefit financially by the taking of innocent human life.

Thank you for SIGNING this urgent petition, directed to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and CC'ed to President Trump, asking for new IRS regulations to specifically eliminate tax deductions for abortions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Did you know many abortions are tax-deductible? These politicians hope to fix that' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/100-pro-life-senators-demand-treasury-dept-end-tax-breaks-for-abortion

Senate Pro-Life Caucus Letter: https://www.braun.senate.gov/sites/default/files/2020-08/081220%20Treasury%20Letter%20Final_0.pdf

**Although not stated in the senators' letter, LifeSite understands that treatment to save the life of a mother, who is in duress during pregnancy or birth, and which results in the unintended death of the unborn child, is not 'abortion' in the commonly understood use of the word. Rather, it is just that: treatment to save the life of the mother.

**Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

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