WASHINGTON D.C. — Montana Sen. Steve Daines, Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, and Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn have introduced the Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act, which would make pregnant mothers eligible for the Child Tax Credit (CTC), allowing them to save up to an additional $2,000 for an unborn child.
“From the moment a baby is conceived, a family’s priorities begin adjusting to prepare for their arrival. It’s time for our tax code to help babies who are still in the womb by making sure their parents have the resources necessary for their arrival. That’s why I’m proud to introduce the Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act, which will allow working families to claim up to an additional $2,000 with the Child Tax Credit before the child is born, giving them a chance to get a head start to prepare, save, and invest in their future.” —Rep. Jason Smith
“Expecting parents begin providing and preparing for their child the minute they learn they’re having a baby — the Child Tax Credit should reflect the fact that unborn children are children too. From prenatal care to stocking up on baby supplies, this tax relief will help parents prepare for the arrival of their baby.” —Sen. Steve Daines
“Having a child is a financial commitment which is why I am pleased to introduce the Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act with Senator Daines and Congressman Smith. This legislation will encourage childbirth by allowing pregnant mothers to collect the child tax credit and get the necessary resources they need for their unborn children…. We must continue working to recognize the inherent value and dignity of our unborn babies.” —Rep. Doug Lamborn
A mother who has miscarried or had a stillborn child may also claim the credit for the year in which she lost her baby.
Feminists for Life is supporting this legislation. “Especially during this time of economic hardship, pregnant moms need to know that they will be supported as they prepare to welcome their little ones,” said FFL President Serrin M. Foster. “The poorest among us are at highest risk of abortion. The Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act should be fully supported regardless of party, regardless of a contentious debate. Who would vote against pregnant women?”
To contact your representative and senators, call the United States Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, or find them online at www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative and https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm. Tell them to support the Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act of 2022 H.R. 6505 and S. 3537. Thank you!
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