Well, if you’re in South Dakota, and you’re a woman, considering an abortion, the government will certainly be involved.
Under a bill signed by the republican governor of South Dakota today, the state will:
…require women who are seeking abortions to first attend a consultation at one of these centers, to learn what assistance is available “to help the mother keep and care for her child.” …[It also] establishes the nation’s longest waiting period — three days — after an initial visit with an abortion provider before the procedure can be done. It makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
Read the full story @ NYTimes.com… S.D. Requires Visit to Pregnancy Center Before Abortion
Another example of how the far right wants the government out of people’s business, especially health care, except when it comes to…healthcare?
The proposed law, also known as H.R. 3, extends the reach of the Hyde Amendment—which bans federal funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at stake—into many parts of the federal tax code. In some cases, the law would forbid using tax benefits—like credits or deductions—to pay for abortions or health insurance that covers abortion. If an American who used such a benefit were to be audited, Barthold said, the burden of proof would lie with the taxpayer to provide documentation, for example, 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.
‘SEC. 303. PROHIBITION ON TAX BENEFITS RELATING TO ABORTION.
‘For taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this section–
‘(1) no credit shall be allowed under the internal revenue laws with respect to amounts paid or incurred for an abortion or with respect to amounts paid or incurred for a health benefits plan (including premium assistance) that includes coverage of abortion,
‘(2) for purposes of determining any deduction for expenses paid for medical care of the taxpayer or the taxpayer’s spouse or dependents, amounts paid or incurred for an abortion or for a health benefits plan that includes coverage of abortion shall not be taken into account, and
‘(3) in the case of any tax-preferred trust or account the purpose of which is to pay medical expenses of the account beneficiary, any amount paid or distributed from such an account for an abortion shall be included in the gross income of such beneficiary.
Read the full story…GOP Bill Would Force IRS to Conduct Abortion Audits
If the Republican gov of SD signs this bill, women would have to wait 72 hours after seeing a doctor, to have an abortion. Soooo….the right doesn’t want the government meddling with healthcare, mandating that people get health insurance, but their Ok telling women what their healthcare rights are?
This will only force women to go underground when seeking an abortion.
Read more at Huff Post…South Dakota Senate Passes Bill Requiring 72 Hour Wait Before Abortion.