What the heck is up with these Republicans anyway? There's just no end to those pricks!
Lindsay Beyerstein, passing on a story about testimony from Thomas Barthold, the chief of staff of the nonpartisan Joint Tax Committee on the "Shackle Women To their Stoves Until Till They Go Into Labor Then Shackle Them to The Bed Act" "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" (emphasis mine.)
if a woman got audited, IRS agents would have to figure out whether a woman used any tax benefit or credit pay for an abortion, Nick Baumann of Mother Jones reports. (Imagine if every angry boyfriend could call up the IRS tip line and get his girlfriend audited over an abortion.)
Barthold said that if a woman used any kind of tax credit, or benefit, to pay for an abortion, the onus would be on her to prove that she was the victim of rape or incest, or that the abortion was needed to save her life. Alternatively, she could prove that her insurance doesn't cover abortion.
To paraphrase Rand Paul, Republicans want it to be safer to be a chizophrenic in an Iowa gun store an American women in an IRS office.