Taxpayers are scrambling to get their taxes done, and sadly watching too much of their hard-earned cash being sucked by the behemoth that is the federal government. While trying to make ends meet for their families and searching around for every last deduction, many taxpayers may be shocked to find two things: That Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion vendor, is still getting more than $500 million of government funds every year, even though they have been referred for criminal activity by committees in both the U.S. House and Senate; and, that abortion is tax-deductible.

Taking the abortion tax deduction is part of accepted medical expenses as part of the IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses. Out of curiosity, what other kinds of medical expenses can one deduct?

  • Bandages
  • Acupuncture
  • Contact Lenses
  • Crutches
  • Hearing Aids

There are rules about medical deductions and thresholds that must be reached to qualify but the very fact that abortion is on the list of deductible expenses is a testament of pro-abortion politicians doing the will of the abortion lobby, specifically Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is an expert at buying politicians (99 percent of their political donations have gone to Democrats) who are puppets of the abortion industry.

The pro-life movement has been fighting to specifically exclude abortion coverage in government healthcare and other legislation. This illustrates the principle that when abortion is not specifically excluded, it is included by default.

Abortion exclusions must be written into law to make sure that the taking of innocent life at its most vulnerable stage is never funded by taxpayers and no tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest vendor of abortions.

Kristan Hawkins (@KristanHawkins) is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. She is president of Students for Life of America.

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