In Michigan, Feminists Squawk at Proposed Tax Break for Fetuses

Michigan lawmakers are considering a tax break for expectant parents—but the National Organization of Women objects.On Tuesday, November 20, Michigan state legislators held a hearing on House Bills 5684 and 5685.  The bills, if passed, would “allow taxpayers to claim a dependency exemption for a fetus that has completed at least 12 weeks of gestation as of the last day of the tax year, and that has been under the care and observation of a physician since at least 12 weeks of gest … [Read more...]

Heavy Topics in Baltimore; and a Great Concelebrated Liturgy

At 7:30 this morning, the Bishops gathered for Holy Mass before moving on to a breakfast sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, and regional meetings.  The General Session begins soon, and there will be a lot of business to take care of and information reports to be heard.I look forward to this morning’s report by the National Advisory Council, followed by the Presidential Address by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan (who gave me a big Irish hug this morning).Also coming before lunch:   … [Read more...]