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The GOP’s anti-abortion ‘army of IRS agents’

Last year Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann led the Republican charge against health care reform legislation, arguing that it would be the worst kind of big government intrusion. She warned it would insert government between Americans and their doctors and that the Obama Administration would let loose an army of IRS agents to knock on doors and force citizens to pay up for insurance. Yet, as Mother Jones reported last week, Bachmann and other anti-abortion Congressional Republicans this year have proposed a series of bills that would put government between women and their doctors and set loose the IRS to investigate how women who had abortions became pregnant and how they paid for their abortions.

Health care law overturned in Florida

A federal judge in Florida today ruled that federal health care reform passed by congress last year is unconstitutional. Specifically, he ruled that individuals cannot be forced to buy health insurance, which would be mandated in 2014.