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ICYMI: Rubio Announces Bill to Protect Both Mothers and Their Babies

May 11, 2022 | Press Releases

How to protect both mothers and their babies
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
May 11, 2022
Washington Times

Pro-life Americans are excited the Supreme Court may be on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade, and justifiably so…. However, being pro-life has always meant more than being against abortion…. As we take steps to protect the unborn,…the government can and should do more to support mothers and their babies.

[W]e need to dramatically expand the child tax credit for working families and allow new parents to pull some of their Social Security savings forward to finance time off of work…. 

Increasing funding to the Special Supplemental Nutrients for Women, Infants, and Children program would provide much-needed aid to low-income mothers….

Another step in the right direction would be the creation of a new federal grant encouraging churches and other community stakeholders to participate in motherhood mentoring initiatives. Unlike entities that profit from abortion, these local organizations are invested in their communities and the women and children who are a part of it.

We must also do more to make adoption feasible and attractive, for both pregnant women and would-be parents….

We need to make it easier to collect child support, too. One of the most heartbreaking reasons mothers choose an abortion is fear that the father will not do his part. That’s something women shouldn’t have to worry about.… 

[W]e must do everything we can to give every human a chance at life. That’s why I will soon introduce the Providing for Life Act, sweeping legislation that will touch on the issues in this article and many more — because being pro-life means protecting babies and their mothers.

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