Georgia residents can claim embryos on taxes

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Welcome to another Wednesday, Daily Money readers. Jayme Deerwester back with you. 

The fallout from the reversal of Roe v. Wade continues: Georgia’s revenue department has just announced that a taxpayer who “has an unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat” after July 20 can claim the embryo as a dependent on their 2022 state taxes.  Each embryo will be worth a tax deduction of $3,000.

And if you’ve heard of pharmacists at Walgreens or CVS refusing to fill birth control prescriptions because they have a moral objection and wondered if that’s legal, the short answer is yes.

“Under Title VII and under the caselaw as developed by the Supreme Court and the lower courts, there is an obligation by the employer to provide a reasonable accommodation” for bona fide religious belief,” said Merrick Rossein, a professor at City University of New York School of Law.





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