WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee praised House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Republican House leadership for restoring the adoption tax credit in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
“Adoption affirms the unborn child’s right to life, allowing each baby to enter the world as a blessing for another family,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.
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 right-to-life movement has long promoted adoption as an alternative for single mothers facing unexpected pregnancies, 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.