May 22, 2024

FFL Endorses MOMS Act

FFL endorses the recently introduced More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed (MOMS Act) by co-sponsors Senators Katie Britt, Marco Rubio, and Kevin Cramer.

The MOMS Act would provide critical support to women during typically challenging phases of motherhood – prenatal, postpartum, and early childhood development – by increasing awareness of resources, funding new opportunities for additional resources, and reaching mothers in rural areas who often are left in maternity deserts.

“I’m proud to support women throughout these seasons of motherhood. This legislation is further evidence that you can absolutely be pro-life, pro-woman, and pro-family at the same time,” noted bill co-sponsor Katie Britt.

Specifically, the Act would:

  • Establish* – a federal clearinghouse of resources available to expecting and postpartum moms, as well as those with young children;
  • Provide tools for pre-natal and post-natal telehealth appointments by instituting a grant program to purchase necessary medical equipment and technology in rural communities and other medically-underserved areas;
  • Establish a grant program* for non-profit entities to support, encourage, and assist women in carrying their pregnancies to term; and to care for their babies after birth;
  • Require states to apply child support obligations to the time period during pregnancy, if so requested by the mother.

*Abortion-referral and abortion providing organizations will be ineligible for funding or promotion on

The MOMS act would help ensure better coverage for pregnant women and new moms in rural areas who desperately need obstetric care and we hope reduce maternal mortality for Black women,” said FFL President Serrin Foster, adding, “And while a national clearing house of resources are a dream for the government, you are invited to visit our helpsite that is already up and running now.”

Please call or email your U.S. Senator and urge her/him to co-sponsor the MOMS Act. Call the United States Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find her/him online at to send an email. Thank you.

Because women deserve better,

Joyce McCauley-Benner
Director of Public Education

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