2024 Whole Life Agenda - Federal

With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, our nation must make a more significant commitment to providing support and resources to families who want to have children. The pro-life community was unprepared for this challenge and is working double-time to address the needs of pregnant women during and after birth. It has always been DFLA's mission to care for women during and after pregnancy. We are proud to continue to advance this cause with our pro-life allies and pro-choice friends. 

SIGNED INTO LAW

  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act  (signed into law in 2023): Amicus brief submitted by DFLA on regulations
    • requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to a worker's known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship.

PASSED HOUSE

  • H.R. 26 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (passed House on 1/1/2023 by a vote of 220-210)
    •  establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must provide in the case of a child born alive following an abortion.
  • H.R.6918 - Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act (passed House on 1/28/2024 by a vote of 214-208)
    • Prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from restricting funding for pregnancy centers.
    • DFLA submitted an Amicus Brief.
  • H.R.6914 - Pregnant Students’ Rights Act (passed House on 1/18/2024 by a vote of 212-207)
    • It requires higher education institutions to disseminate information on the rights of and accommodations and resources for pregnant students.
  • H.R.7024, the Child TaxExtend Child Tax Credit and Low-Income House Tax Credit Act (passed House on 1/31/2024 by a vote of 357-70.)
    • DFLA joined a coalition to promote the extension,
    • DFLA cosigned several letters with pro-life leaders to urge the extension.  

INTRODUCED IN SENATE

  • S. 4296, More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed Act 
    • Creates a Resources Directory for Moms, improves Access to Prenatal and Postnatal resources, and expands child support to pregnant mothers.

LEGISLATIVE GOALS

  • Make Birth Free - Senate bill expected to be introduced soon
  • Pregnancy Assistance Act  (fund the Pregnancy Assistance Fund enacted as part of the ACA)
  • Paid Family Leave
    • DFLA is part of a working group that advances bipartisan cooperation to advance paid leave bills.
  • Perinatal Hospice Grants 
    • DFLA drafted a bill and is working to find a bill sponsor.



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