Henry Olsen on the “Care for Her Act”

Columnist Henry Olsen endorsed a new GOP-led legislation proposal called the Care for Her Act, which would bolster support for America’s pregnant mothers.

The new law “would make caring for a pregnant woman and meeting her needs the centerpiece of public policy,” Olsen wrote at the Washington Post.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb, “has four basic provisions,” Olsen explained. “First, it would make unborn children eligible for the child tax credit. Under current law, that means every expectant mother would get $3,600 she otherwise would not.”

Second, the bill would “establish a federal-state partnership that assesses and catalogues all available resources and programs that an expectant mother is eligible for,” with states that choose to opt in “providing each expectant mother with that list at an appropriate time during her pregnancy, letting her know that the community is ready to care for her and her child.”

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