Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pro-Life Group Must Give Up First Amendment Rights?

In Iowa, a pro-life group is trying to establish/maintain tax-exempt status. The IRS is questioning whether they qualify and asking for information. The IRS is also requiring them to sign an affidavit saying they will not demonstrate outside Planned Parenthood offices or clinics.

One has to wonder if any pro-abortion groups are asked not to demonstrate.

The pro-life group is not advocating for any candidate or party. They don't appear to be doing anything that would qualify them as a business or profit-making entity. To deny tax-exempt status from a group like this seems a little bit similar to demanding a fee (i.e. taxes) for the privilege of promoting a particular moral point of view.

Read more here,

and here,

and here.

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