Georgia law states that life begins at conception. Aside from cases of rape and incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger, abortions are prohibited in the state. The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) has stated that the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling sees the unborn as “natural persons.”
Therefore, under that logic, the unborn child has Constitutional rights. Georgia’s tax department will now allow taxpayers to claim unborn children as dependents. “Department will recognize any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat … as eligible for the Georgia individual tax dependent exemption,” the DOR stated. Tax exemptions may reach $3,000 per unborn child. A heartbeat may be detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy via ultrasound.
Even some liberal voices are praising this new law as it will help low-income families who need the extra money. Other states strongly opposed to the practice of abortion may follow suit. Let’s just hope the government doesn’t find a way to tax unborn persons.