Pro-Life Legislation: The Pregnancy Resource Act

*Status: This bill passed the House and now heads to the Senate*

Sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel, the Pregnancy Resource Act (HB356) has been filed once again in this year’s Legislative Session. This bill would provide a state income tax credit to individuals and businesses that make contributions to eligible charitable organizations that operate as a pregnancy center or residential maternity facility. In short, this Act would spur financial support for the dozens of Pregnancy Resource Centers all across Alabama. Abortion is illegal in Alabama; these often underfunded and understaffed centers are tasked with providing both free and low-cost medical, educational, and support services to more women and men than ever before facing an unplanned pregnancy or sexual health concern. These services often include free pregnancy and STD testing and ultrasounds. These centers help to educate women who think that their only option is an abortion. This Act would provide tax credits of up to 10 million dollars for the next five years. Please encourage your legislator to support the Pregnancy Resource Act. This is pro-life legislation.