Pro-life legislators introduce the Unborn Child Support Act



 By Nancy Flanders - Posted at LiveAction:

Last week, pro-life federal legislators introduced a bill aimed at helping women and families. According to Fox News, the Unborn Child Support Act is an attempt to create a safety net for women following the fall of Roe v. Wade, and allow them to choose life with confidence.

Pro-life Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Kevin Cramer of (R-N.D.) and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) introduced the bill, which would allow pregnant women to collect child support payments for the child they are carrying. Co-sponsors of the bill include Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), James Lankford (R-Okl.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.).

“I hope good legislation, like the Unborn Child Support Act, gets more support now that the Dobbs decision encourages us to look more seriously at supporting mothers and their unborn children,” Hyde-Smith said.

The bill would amend the Social Security Act “to ensure that child support for unborn children is collected and distributed under the child support enforcement program.” Mothers would be able to request child support beginning from the month the child was conceived onward, but would not be required to do so. In addition, child support payments could be collected retroactively through the month of conception, including instances in which the paternity of the child is established after the child is born.

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