When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the decades-old Roe v. Wade, it set off a firestorm of debate. Okay, for argument’s sake, hardened pro-choice believers insist that it’s the mother’s sole choice to abort, many right up until the minute of birth.
To a far-left minority, this degree of insensitivity towards an unborn human being does exist. However, there is some common ground between the two vastly different opinions on abortion. But a recent development in Georgia adds an amusing twist to very a serious debate.
From an ardent pro-abortion stance, the unborn have no significance whatsoever. The lives of unborn children do not matter. They are non-entities. That’s not true, but radical abortion fanatics will try to persuade you to believe that it is true.
The Georgia law addresses using an unborn child as a tax write-off. The radical left would have us believe a heartbeat doesn’t warrant the unborn protection under the law. However, for tax purposes, they’re as good as an elementary-age dependent minor.
Georgia’s tax law reads: “Any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat shall qualify as a dependent minor.” This definition is broad. Some wonder if the wording in the Georgia unborn dependent law might open the door to eligibility for other state-funded programs.
The agency went on to explain how to exercise the exemption. “Similar to any other deduction claimed on an income tax return, relevant medical records or other supporting documentation shall be provided to support the dependent deduction claimed if requested by the Department.”
The Georgia abortion laws are laying the groundwork for the unborn to be, in reality, considered “living dependents.” Everything in Georgia’s abortion legislation hinges on a “detectable heartbeat”. Pro-life advocates welcome how Georgia’s law defines its legal abortion guidelines.
The definition describes life as “embryonic or fetal cardiac activity or the steady and repetitive rhythmic contraction of the heart within the gestational sac.” According to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s official guidance, life begins “as early as six weeks' gestation, an unborn child may have a detectable human heartbeat.”
It will be interesting to watch radical pro-abortion fanatics rail against the Georgia law. In the same breath, progressives promote welfare-state socialism. Progressives will want “government handouts” for the unborn but still insist that they can be murdered. Talk about an oxymoron.