Monday, May 27, 2013

Anti-abortion groups in U.S. fear they are being targeted by the IRS

Congressman: "Please detail the content of your prayers"
Pro-life supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Some pro-lifers think the IRS is showing its displeasure with them. CNS file photo / Bob Roller.
During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing, May 17, Aaron Schock, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Steven Miller about the targeting of anti-abortion groups. He asked Miller about the appropriateness of the statements.

"Their question specifically asked, from the IRS to the Coalition for Life of Iowa, 'Please detail the content of the members of your organization's prayers,'" Schock declared.

"Would that be an appropriate question," Schock asked, "the content of your prayers?"

Miller refused to answer, stating that he was unsure if answering would violate IRS code 6103.

"Speaking outside of this case, which I don't know anything about, it would surprise me that that question was asked," Miller replied when Schock again asked Miller for his opinion on the appropriateness of the statement.

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