Support the federal legislation to end tax breaks for abortion clinics!
The fact that slavery is part of the American story is a travesty. It mars and taints our founding and origin. How could Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence which declared “all men to be created equal”, also own and abuse slaves? Who were people made in the image of God, just as he was? Today, we can see clearly how incredibly evil slavery was and also how blind the culture at that time was to that horrible reality.
Similarly, future generations will look back at our era in disbelief and wonderment at the legalization and widespread practice of abortion. “They killed their children and called it choice. They set up houses of death and called them women’s health clinics.” Abortion is deeply, deeply inhuman and gravely, darkly, satanically evil.
What is even more horrifying is that, in many ways, our government supports abortion. For example, abortion clinics get tax breaks during construction. Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) is trying to do something about that.
He has introduced the No Abortion Bonds Act, which prohibits the use of federal tax-exempt bonds to finance construction of abortion clinics. This legislation has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Please sign this petition to the committee asking them to pass this bill out of committee so it can be considered by the full body and voted into law. There should not be tax breaks for abortion clinics. (In fact, later generations will be astounded that abortion clinics were ever legal at all.)
As Congressman Pittenger explained during a speech on the House floor, “Under a loophole in the current law, cities, counties, and states can issue federally tax-free bonds to finance construction of abortion clinics. These tax-free bonds are intended to finance schools, hospitals, and infrastructure, not abortion clinics. This legislation applies the spirit of the Hyde Amendment to the tax code, by preventing tax-free bonds from going to abortion providers.”
For example, in 2012 Planned Parenthood renovated their national headquarters in New York City with a 15 million dollar tax-free municipal bond –ultimately backed by hard-working Americans.
If passed, the No Abortion Bonds Act would remove this tax-exempt status from bonds flowing to abortion providers and clinics. This is basic common-sense legislation and we need to get it passed.
Future generations may look back at us and say, “They killed their children in the worship of choice and they built the abortion houses with tax-free municipal bonds.”
This must not be. Please sign the petition now to end tax breaks for abortion clinics.
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No Abortion Bonds Act