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Grassley endorses caller’s pledge to forgo paying taxes if abortions are federally-funded.

By Ben Armbruster  

"Grassley endorses caller’s pledge to forgo paying taxes if abortions are federally-funded."

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On C-Span’s Washington Journal this morning with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), a caller referenced a question Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) posed to Judge Sonia Sotomayor during her Supreme Court nomination hearings yesterday in which Graham asked about taxpayer-funded abortions. “If the tax dollars do start going to fund abortions I am at this point going to refuse to pay my taxes,” the caller said, adding, “I would rather go to jail than have people take my tax dollars and kill innocent human beings.” “First of all,” Grassley replied, “I agree with you on your opinion.” Watch it:

Grassley has been the conservative leader in trying to take away abortion services from women who enter into a new national health care Exchange (which would be established if health reform passes). If Grassley prevails in this fight, “millions of women who have access to abortion services (through their employer) would suddenly lose it, should they chose to enroll in a new health care plan in the Exchange.”

Transcript:

CALLER: I’ve been listening to some of these hearing and I have to admit that I was baffled by one of the questions regarding the Dred Scott case and the Judge saying that it was tantamount to slavery to not allow women to be — have abortions funded by Medicaid with our tax dollars.

And the reason I’m baffled is because as a pro-life person, I compare that innocent baby in the womb, who just wants to live and should have a right to life, to Dred Scott, who was called a slave and was owned by another person. The liberal mind set is that this little one is owned by the mom and can be killed at whim and I just don’t understand, I think the problem is like Mr. Henderson said if the judge is going to rule on facts and she’s gonna make law looking at the facts, we have two different views of what truth is in this regard. One party says that this is a human being that is entitled to life and the other is saying it’s property and we should be able to kill it at whim. And if the tax dollars do start going to fund abortions I am at this point going to refuse to pay my taxes. I would rather go to jail than have people take my tax dollars and kill innocent human beings.

GRASSLEY: Well first of all I agree with you on your opinion and I’ll state and even though I don’t like Rove v Wade. … For Roe v Wade to be changed its probably going to have to be the science that brings it about.

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