By Hemant Mehta
With taxes due by Tuesday, one Oregon man is trying to get out of paying his by claiming he shouldn’t have to… because he’s a Christian.
“A woman has the right to choose, but apparently, the prosecutor feels I do not have a right to choose,” Bowman wrote [in a court filing].
Federal dollars don’t fund abortions, except in rare circumstances like saving a woman’s life. It’s the pro-choice side that should be upset about that, not the other side. Furthermore, courts have already ruled that religious objections aren’t an acceptable excuse for not paying taxes. (Otherwise, a lot of people would find religion real fast.) Just because you don’t agree with where your money goes doesn’t mean you can avoid paying taxes.
It’s a form of Christian privilege that Bowman thinks his faith can override those rules.
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