Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has introduced a bill that would allow child support payments to begin at the time of conception, instead of after a child’s birth.
“We should do everything we can to support American mothers and their children. This bill would allow expecting mothers to prepare and support their babies before they are born,” Rubio said.
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), the bill’s co-author, stated, “Caring for the well-being of our children begins long before a baby is born. It begins at the first moment of life – conception – and fathers have obligations, financial and otherwise, during pregnancy. Mothers should be able to access child support payments as soon as she is supporting a child. Our bill makes this possible.”