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National Right to Life Applauds Prolife Provision in House-passed Tax bill

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On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 which contains a new prolife provision.

Under the provision, parents will be permitted to name unborn children as beneficiaries of 529 College Savings Plans, and be able to start saving for their unborn child’s education before the baby is born. This would be the first time the unborn child has been written into the tax code.

The National Right to Life Committee supports this provision because it recognizes, in at least one area of law, that unborn children are people.

Additionally, National Right to Life worked to ensure that the House bill restored the long-existing adoption tax credit, and applauds House leadership for their effort.

Adoption affirms the unborn child’s right to life, allowing each baby to enter the world as a blessing for another family. While in effect, the adoption tax credit has served as an effective way to encourage adoption by easing the often steep financial expense that can be incurred by adopting a child.

The pro-life movement has long promoted adoption as an alternative for single mothers facing crisis pregnancy situations, offering them a viable alternative to abortion. Keeping the adoption process easier for families who want to adopt can offer encouragement to those mothers considering adoption as an alternative.

The Senate will take up their version of the tax bill following Thanksgiving. If passed, the Senate and House bill differences will be worked out in committee, with the goal of signing tax reform into law before Christmas.

The National Right to Life organization has expressed its praise for a significant pro-life provision included in the recently passed tax bill by the House of Representatives. This provision, hailed by pro-life advocates, marks a crucial step in advancing the protection of unborn lives and reflects ongoing efforts to uphold the sanctity of human life in legislative agendas.

The provision in question underscores the commitment of lawmakers to address pro-life issues within broader legislative initiatives. Its inclusion signals a recognition of the importance of protecting the rights of the unborn and ensuring that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions or support abortion providers.

The National Right to Life organization’s applause for this provision reflects the sentiment of many pro-life individuals and groups across the nation. It underscores the significance of legislative actions that promote a culture of life and stand against the expansion of abortion rights.

This development also serves as a reminder of the ongoing debate surrounding abortion rights and the efforts of pro-life advocates to enact policies that align with their beliefs and values. It highlights the importance of political engagement and advocacy in shaping policies that impact the lives of the most vulnerable members of society.

As the tax bill progresses through the legislative process, the inclusion of this pro-life provision serves as a beacon of hope for those who champion the protection of unborn lives. It reinforces the notion that pro-life principles have a place in legislative discussions and reaffirms the commitment of lawmakers to advance policies that uphold the dignity and value of every human life.


Chelsea Garcia is a political writer with a special interest in international relations and social issues. Events surrounding the war in Ukraine and the war in Israel are a major focus for political journalists. But as a former local reporter, she is also interested in national politics.

Chelsea Garcia studied media, communication and political science in Texas, USA, and learned the journalistic trade during an internship at a daily newspaper. In addition to her political writing, she is pursuing a master's degree in multimedia and writing at Texas.

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