Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Tax Code is No Place to Define “Unborn Child,” DeGette says

Nov 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) said the provision in the just-released GOP tax plan allowing the start of a 529 college savings plan for an “unborn child” is an extreme policy that has no place in the tax code.

“This is a back-door attempt to establish personhood from the moment of conception,” DeGette said. “Even in the tax reform debate, Republicans could not resist including offensive provisions to appease an extremist minority. The tax code is no place to define what constitutes an 'unborn child.' What’s next, giving a Social Security number to a zygote?”

DeGette is Chief Deputy Whip and co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus.