Republicans must really, really want to distract voters from the economy, given how hard they're trying to change the subject to abortion, abortion, abortion, and also abortion. The March for Life is an annual event, which they're frantically trying to wring as much out of as they can. Then there's the proposed RNC resolution encouraging Republican candidates to talk about abortion more. Most of all, though, there's the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
There are already sharp limits on anything that could be construed as government funding for abortion. But this bill takes it the next step: It would ban medical-expense tax deductions for abortion, allowing exceptions only for rape, incest, and protecting the woman's life. It's so extreme it could lead to rape victims being audited by the IRS to be sure they weren't getting a prohibited tax subsidy. During a male-dominated House committee hearing on the bill, Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler tried to substitute a bill that would really protect women's and fetal health: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. But his effort was voted down, and: