(LifeSiteNews) — Representative Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) put forward a bill called the Equal Access to Reproductive Care Act on June 22, but it hasn’t received much attention until now. H.R. 8190 makes “assisted reproduction as a tax deductible medical expense” and “defines assisted reproduction as any methods, treatments, procedures, and services for effectuating a pregnancy and bringing it to term, and treats it as medical care of the taxpayer, the taxpayer’s spouse, or dependent to the extent that they intend to take legal custody or responsibility for any children born as a result of such assisted reproduction.” The primary intent of the bill is to ensure that same-sex couples can purchase children.
The bill is the result of a collaboration between RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, Family Equality, and Men Having Babies, which sent out a press release this month celebrating the intent and likely impact of the bill. According to their website, Men Having Babies is an international non-profit:
dedicated to providing gay men with educational and financial support to achieve parenthood through surrogacy. MHB’s annual conferences, workshops and webinars provide over two thousand attendees worldwide with unbiased guidance and access to a wide range of relevant service providers. The organization’s Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) annually provides hundreds of couples with over a million dollars worth of cash grants, discounts and free services from over seventy providers.
If passed, H.R. 8190 would eliminate IRS regulations that prohibit tax credits or deductions for medical fees incurred for surrogacy. Men Having Babies lauded the bill as a step forward for “Fertility Equality,” which the New York Times described in a 2020 article as a movement “formed around the idea that one’s ability to build a family should not be determined by wealth, sexuality, gender or biology.” According to the Men Having Babies press release:
The focus on making surrogacy as a path to parenthood more affordable was also the context of a collaboration between MHB, NCLR and RESOLVE to create a new Model Legislation for Infertility Coverage for IVF mandates that will be inclusive of same sex and single prospective parents. The Model Act includes a new definition of “infertility” that includes “a person’s inability to reproduce either as a single individual or with a partner without medical intervention.” MHB submitted supporting statements and mobilized our members to help Illinois pass the first legislation in the nation that uses this definition, and to support similar ongoing legislative efforts elsewhere.
Dave Rubin (left) hosts one of the most popular conservative chat-shows on YouTube, but we now know his views are as extreme as many on the left.
Not only are Rubin and his homosexual partner using surrogate mothers to bear two babies, thus deliberately depriving the children of their true mothers' care once born, but he also admitted those babies would have been aborted if found to have severe disabilities.
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Mr. Rubin recently said he also supports abortion up until 12 weeks, compounding the regrettable pro-eugenics stance he has taken towards unborn babies with severe disabilities.
There are few things more tragic in our world today than the disposable attitude of many people towards innocent human life, but that is exactly what Rubin thinks is acceptable.
This must be called out - it's simply abhorrent to treat the disabled, the unwanted, and the vulnerable with such callous disregard.
Tell Dave Rubin that his pro-eugenics views have no place in a humane society.
Can you imagine finding out your parents would have aborted you if you had a severe disability?
Well, that's unfortunately what will happen to the children Rubin raises if they someday read his latest book, "Don't Burn This Country".
There he shares that he and his family's decision would have been to "terminate the pregnancy" if a severe disability was found in one of the babies now being borne by their surrogate mothers.
Rubin must understand how cruel this entire situation is, not only for the mothers and their children who will be taken away, but also for disabled people to know they are essentially thought of as "lives unworthy of life."
Real conservatives must speak up now and tell Rubin that his pro-abortion views are abhorrent.
Mr. Rubin's public split with the left is to be welcomed, but "conservative" leaders like him will do much more harm than good if they continue using their platform to undermine the family and the right of children to be born.
If we let these cornerstones of society be attacked from within, what hope have we of building a culture we can be proud to hand on?
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Why are leading conservatives congratulating Dave Rubin and his 'husband'? - LifeSiteNews
Dave Rubin says he'd ask his surrogate to abort any disabled child - The Bridgehead
**Main Image: YouTube screenshot of Dave Rubin talking to Donald Trump Jr.**
Rep. Adam Schiff echoed these sentiments in his own press release: “Every person regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or relationship status deserves the same opportunity to start and expand a family. But right now, our tax code is sorely outdated and makes it harder for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples to afford treatments to bring children into their families, such as IVF. This bill would rectify this iniquity by allowing LGBTQ+ couples to deduct the cost of assisted reproductive treatments as a medical expense – a privilege heterosexual couples already have.”
Men Having Babies noted that in the coming months, they will be providing information to their membership on how to lobby Congress to pass the bill. Thus far, the bill has seventeen Democratic co-sponsors and no Republican backers—although considering the recent Republican support for same-sex “marriage,” that will likely change. Once a redefinition of marriage has been accepted, resisting the idea of “men having babies” is far more difficult.
Again, we see an attempt by Democrats to undermine the natural family and to use the force of the state to provide children as a commodity to motherless or fatherless families. The rights of children to have both a mother and father is completely ignored—the technological expertise of the medical industry and the political power of progressives are instead channeled into ensuring that children can be created in petri dishes, gestated by paid employees, and delivered to those who demand children as their right.