Following the controversial overturning of Roe v. Wade last month by the U.S. Supreme Court, a U.S. senator from Oklahoma is hoping to help expectant mothers.
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) joined several other Republican senators to introduce the Unborn Child Support Act.
The act gives mothers the option to receive child support payments from the moment of their child’s conception.
“Now that decisions regarding how to protect life were returned to the people’s elected representatives through the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Oklahoma and other states have rightly stood for life and made all elective abortions illegal while also taking steps to support pregnant moms and families. Dads need to step up and provide for their kids. Period. Our bill helps moms in every state have access to child support throughout the entirety of their children’s lives, not just after they are born,” said Lankford.