a fresh new approach to banning abortions
Defenders of Obamacare argue that the broad health-care program, with its requirement for every American to purchase insurance, is constitutional because it is not a compulsion but a tax. Writing on the Atlantic site, Megan McArdle uses the logic of that argument as a springboard for a novel approach to legislation on abortion:
Can Congress enact a $50,000 tax on second term abortions?
McArdle's argument is much more effective as a critique of Obamacare and its defenders than as a prescription for pro-life legislation. Still it's an interesting approach.
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