Health Care

Red states exempt diapers from sales taxes post-Roe

The Texas, Florida and North Dakota legislatures overwhelmingly approved the move, and a bill is advancing in Ohio.
FILE – The North Dakota Capitol tower rises in the background behind a stone sign, April 19, 2012, in Bismarck, N.D. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel, File)

Red state leaders are increasingly backing proposals to defray the costs of diapers and incontinence products, as Republicans seek to promote a supportive agenda for families after the overturning of Roe v. Wade and to address inflation.

Republican-controlled legislatures in Texas, Florida and North Dakota overwhelmingly approved diaper tax exemptions this year. If Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signs his state’s bill, it would bring the total number of states to take that step to 18.

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