...giving out tax credits for parents-to-be!
Another one for the "Couldn't Make It Up If I Tried" bin, here. The Michigan GOP has proposed a new $160 tax credit for "women who are at least 12 weeks pregnant by the end of the year". This is, mind you, after they voted to eliminated the $600 tax credit for actual born children last year.
Have children you're struggling to keep fed and healthy? Fuck you! In your first trimester of a pregnancy which may or may not come to term anyway because pregnancy is complicated shit? Here, have some government money!
LOL consistency what?
It's an attempt to tiptoe their "fetal personhood" fetish a little further into law via taxation: "See, the tax code treats the fetus as a person for whom the parents can claim a tax credit! Obviously this means they are a person and therefore have more rights to your body than you do."
I can't decide if they're getting sloppy - in particular the part about it contrasting so blatantly with eliminating the tax credit for actual children - or just getting bold. Either way, it's pretty ridiculous. In a scary sort of way.