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Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act

Pregnancy centers play a vital role in supporting pregnant women, especially with unplanned pregnancies. These centers can present alternative options for women considering abortion. And they extend support to mothers and infants in need by supplying essentials such as diapers, baby formula, car seats, clothing, etc.

The federal government provides roughly $16.5 billion every year for a program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, which is supposed to “provide care for children; promote job preparation, work, and marriage to reduce the cycle of poverty; reduce incidences of out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and encourage the formation of two-parent families.

Obviously, many of the nation’s pregnancy centers benefit from some of that funding.  But true to form, the Biden administration is trying to change the program rules to exclude pregnancy centers.

So to be clear… Biden is okay with federal dollars flowing to Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s largest abortion providers.  But he’s not okay with that funding going to pregnancy centers which, among other things, promote adoption. That tells you all you need to know.

Anyway, later this week, I’ll be voting in favor of H.R. 6918, titled the Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act. This bill, sponsored by Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach, will codify into federal law that pregnancy centers absolutely qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funding.

It’s sad Congress needs to take this step, but it’s an effort I’m happy to get behind.