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NEWS BRIEF: An embryo is now a dependent, new Georgia tax law says

WTF Georgia … really!

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An embryo is now a person in Georgia

Georgia’s Department of Revenue will allow an embryo to be classified as a dependent on state tax returns, the agency has announced. This follows an appeals court ruling that allowed Georgia to redefine “personhood” to include embryos and fetuses.

In a Monday press release, the state wrote that since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the appeals court upheld Georgia’s abortion law, “the Department will recognize any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat…as eligible for the Georgia individual income tax dependent exemption.” The law also “allows expectant mothers to file for child support to cover the costs of pregnancy and delivery” and requires unborn children — fetuses — to be counted for Georgia’s census records. Details: vanityfair.com