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house Bill H.R. 4131

Prohibiting Federal Tax-Exempt Bonds From Being Used to Build Abortion Clinics

Argument in favor

Since the Hyde Amendment already bans the use of federal funds for abortion services, and construction bonds are essentially a federal subsidy, it follows that federal tax-exempt bonds shouldn’t be used to support abortion clinics in any way — including by funding their construction.

Doug's Opinion
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08/23/2018
In Row v Wade the question is asked, are the unborn protected by the 14th amendment, and the court answered correctly saying they are not, but what the court neglected to clarify is that the unborn are protected in the preamble of the Constitution referring to them as our posterity, so we should have never had this abomination to begin with, so to correct this legal error Planed parenthood needs to be abolished and Row v Wade clarified.
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David's Opinion
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08/23/2018
The first guarantee is the “right to LIFE”. No one can have life if your not allowed to be born. PP involvement in selling baby parts just proves how cruel and heartless abortion is. If your for abortions watch “ THE SILENT SCREAM”, then tell me how you feel.
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JTJ's Opinion
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08/23/2018
The funding of planned parenthood is not appropriate use of our tax dollars. If it is such an important organization to liberals, then they should fund it themselves through charitable donations. Non deductible of course.
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Argument opposed

In general, the abortion clinics in question aren’t abortion-only providers — they’re women’s health clinics that provide important services such as STI/STD testing, contraceptive prescriptions, and more. Cutting off their access to tax-exempt bonds would hurt women’s healthcare.

Jim2423's Opinion
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08/23/2018
Remember the first amendment, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, etc. so keep religion out of these bills.
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onebrownowen's Opinion
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08/23/2018
theres not a single reason musty old white men in the house and congress should decide to take away a major amount of womans healthcare like that. I don't care about religious beliefs separation of church and state is a whole deal dude
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KansasTamale's Opinion
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08/23/2018
A woman has a right to do what is right for her. Planned Parenthood does NOT USE ANY GOVERNMENT MONEY FOR ABORTIONS. YOU ALL NEED TO DO YOUR RESEARCH P P is where many women get their female healthcare. A healthy mother makes for a healthy baby. To squeeze all the money from PP is a grotesque misuse of power by the republicans. Wish the republicans cared about kids & people as much AFTER BIRTH AS THEY DO GETTING THEM BORN. EVEN THE POPE HAS SAID A WONAN HAS A RIGHT!!!
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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedOctober 25th, 2017
    In Row v Wade the question is asked, are the unborn protected by the 14th amendment, and the court answered correctly saying they are not, but what the court neglected to clarify is that the unborn are protected in the preamble of the Constitution referring to them as our posterity, so we should have never had this abomination to begin with, so to correct this legal error Planed parenthood needs to be abolished and Row v Wade clarified.
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    Remember the first amendment, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, etc. so keep religion out of these bills.
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    theres not a single reason musty old white men in the house and congress should decide to take away a major amount of womans healthcare like that. I don't care about religious beliefs separation of church and state is a whole deal dude
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    Planned Parenthood is not an abortion clinic. It is a clinic specializing in sexual health of men and women, access to birth control, cancer screenings, and pregnancy counseling. It is ignorant to place these outstanding clinics in the abortion clinic category as they offer so much more. To deny these clinics aid, is to deny education and medical care to persons who cannot afford to obtain these services through a hospital. The pro-life movement is willing to allow children to be born to parents who do not want them or cannot afford to raise them, just to prove a point. A woman’s right to chose what happens to her body should be between her and her physician, not between her and a political and religious movement.
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    A woman has a right to do what is right for her. Planned Parenthood does NOT USE ANY GOVERNMENT MONEY FOR ABORTIONS. YOU ALL NEED TO DO YOUR RESEARCH P P is where many women get their female healthcare. A healthy mother makes for a healthy baby. To squeeze all the money from PP is a grotesque misuse of power by the republicans. Wish the republicans cared about kids & people as much AFTER BIRTH AS THEY DO GETTING THEM BORN. EVEN THE POPE HAS SAID A WONAN HAS A RIGHT!!!
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    Abortion is a LEGAL PROCEDURE! This is another Repugnacant attempt to attack Planned Parenthood and other providers of womens’ health. Stop the bullshit!
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    For the millionth time- PLANNED PARENTHOOD PROVIDES CRITICAL HEALTHCARE INCLUDING CANCER SCREENING FOR MEN AND WOMEN. They provide prenatal care for poor women, and in some poor counties they are THE ONLY MEDICAL PROVIDER! If you manipulative, controlling morons would allow them to provide comprehensive sex education and full access to affordable birth control there wouldn’t be nearly so many requests for abortions. You will never stop humans from having sex so grow up and get the hell out of other people bedrooms.
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    This bill is about men dictating to women how women should handle their healthcare decisions. For a party that doesn’t want the government involved in personal decisions the Republicans sure work hard at trying to control women’s healthcare decisions.
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    Planned Parenthood doesn’t use tax dollars for abortions-they also do a lot more for women-exams and providing safe birth control options for people who have no health insurance and need medical attention.
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    Stop forcing your make believe fantasies on everyone else. I have a whole list of stupid crap that I don’t want my taxes used for or to be exempt from taxation. We should not base our system of government on a book of myths and fables. Use common sense and the will of the people. It is called a democracy for a reason.
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    If TAX EXEMPT status is TAKEN from Planned Parenthood THEN it should ALSO be taken from ALL RELIGIOUS GROUPS, CHURCHES, and ORGANIZATIONS.
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    Nope...let em build em!!
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    Why is this even up for debate? Separation of church and state. DONE that’s it . No other information needed.
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    Wait a minute - We can use Federal Tax Dollars to build for-profit prisons to make unethical people very wealthy while they unethically fill these prisons with persons that should not be imprisoned and many of these innocent persons will be killed, BUT, we cannot use FederalTax Dollars to build health centers to help women, some of which happen to be the opposer’s Mothers, Wives, Sisters, Daughters, Mistresses, etc. conservatism harms people. Conservatism kills people for greed and profit. Conservatives allow priests who rape innocent little kids, to walk free, then put these rapists in mansions with all expenses paid and these criminal Christians will never see a courtroom or a prison. Conservatives are not human. They possess no human traits.
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    Abortion is legal, stop trying to impose religious and personal beliefs on the rest of us.
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    Planned Parenthood is not an abortion clinic. It is a clinic specializing in sexual health of men and women, access to birth control, cancer screenings, and pregnancy counseling. It is ignorant to place these outstanding clinics in the abortion clinic category as they offer so much more. To deny these clinics aid, is to deny education and medical care to persons who cannot afford to obtain these services through a hospital. The pro-life movement is willing to allow children to be born to parents who do not want them or cannot afford to raise them, just to prove a point. A woman’s right to chose what happens to her body should be between her and her physician, not between her and a political and religious movement.
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    Government needs to get out of the anti-abortion business. It's none of their affair. Planned Parenthood does vastly more than provide abortions. If a woman wants an abortion she's going to have one regardless of what anyone else wants and she is entitled to a safe place.
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    Last i checked, abortions are federally legal. So unless a state votes to refuse accepting federal finding, this should be a non issue on a federal level. Planned Parenthood is not an abortion clinic. It is a clinic specializing in sexual health of men and women, access to birth control, cancer screenings, and pregnancy counseling. It is ignorant to place these outstanding clinics in the abortion clinic category as they offer so much more. To deny these clinics aid, is to deny education and medical care to persons who cannot afford to obtain these services through a hospital. The pro-life movement is willing to allow children to be born to parents who do not want them or cannot afford to raise them, just to prove a point. A woman’s right to chose what happens to her body should be between her and her physician, not between her and a political and religious movement.
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    Bullshit. Get your religion out of government. Stop trying to backdoor ban a legal procedure. Pathetic cowardice. The government cannot do indirectly what it cannot do directly.
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    Using religion to hurt women's health care is dispicable
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    Vote no. Or I vote no. Get it?
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