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IRS tax deduction to parents who kill child with abortion but not stillborn

Posted in IRS with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2015 by saynsumthn

Did you know that you can get a tax deduction for killing your own child?

H/T to my friend Ryan Bomberger over at The Radiance Foundation who tweeted this IRS list of items you can include in medical expense deductions which includes abortion:

IRS abortion deduction

The exemption is listed under the IRS Publication 502, subtitled, “What are medical expenses”

There is just one catch, according to Table 21-1. Medical and Dental Expenses Checklist the abortion must be a legal abortion.

Ironically enough, although you can claim abortion as a tax deduction, IRS Publication 501 forbids parents from claiming a stillborn child on their taxes for exemptions.

IRS STillborn Birth

So, in other words you can receive a tax deduction if you kill the child in the womb. But, if the child is stillborn – no deduction for you.

The abortion deduction has been on IRS Publication 502 since 1994.

However, the deduction dates all the way back to 1974 as this February 26th Lakeland Ledger IRS help column states:

1974 IRS Abortion deduction

Legal abortion deductible 1974

Strangely enough, it may date back even further.