The Pro-Life movement can now claim another win in its fight against abortion. Recently, house republicans are pushing a new bill that could forever change the federal child tax credit system. Under the possible legislation known as the Providing For Life Act, preborn babies would qualify for a child tax credit. This signals a significant increase of benefits for parents during pregnancy.

Championed by Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) and introduced as a companion bill by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), this broad act aims to support new families and uphold pro-life values.

Supporting Parents From Conception

The Providing For Life Act stresses the crucial role parents play in a child’s life right from conception. Rep. Ashley Hinson passionately expressed that providing for a child begins the moment a woman discovers her pregnancy. From scheduling doctor’s appointments to preparing for the child’s arrival with essential supplies, parents are actively involved even before birth.

A Comprehensive Package

The Providing For Life Act is a collection of ten bills, each aimed at expanding tax relief for families with children. In addition to the child tax credit expansion, the legislation includes several other crucial provisions:

  1. Retroactive Claims: Parents would have the option to claim the child tax credit retroactively for the previous year when they were pregnant. This eases financial burdens during the early stages of parenting.
  1. Fully Refundable Adoption Tax Credit: The package proposes to make the Adoption Tax Credit fully refundable. Benefiting families with adoptions finalized in 2022, with a value of $14,890.

Strengthening America’s Future

Sen. Marco Rubio expressed that supporting pregnant mothers and their preborn babies is not only the right thing to do but is also essential for America’s continued strength and prosperity. The bill aims to provide real assistance to American parents and children in need. Policies like the Providing For Life Act demonstrate that conservatives are pro-life advocates across the board.

Expanding the Child Tax Credit

The cornerstone of the Providing For Life Act is the expansion of the Child Tax Credit to cover preborn children. The proposed child tax credit would be made available to parents based on their employment status and the age of their children.

  • Parents with children aged five or younger would be eligible for up to $4,500 in tax credit.
  • Parents with children between the ages of six and 17 could claim up to $3,500 in tax credit.

Bipartisan Support and Congressional Progress

While House Republicans are leading the charge on the Providing For Life Act, it has garnered bipartisan support. Democrats have previously endorsed an expanded child tax credit as part of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package in 2021. However, the legislation is yet to be renewed. This makes the passage of this new bill an important step towards enhancing support for families across the nation.


The Providing For Life Act seeks to redefine the child tax credit system by extending its benefits to preborn babies.

By acknowledging the importance of supporting parents during pregnancy and beyond, this legislation aims to create a nurturing environment for new families to grow and thrive. With bipartisan backing and provisions that cater to various aspects of child support, this act stands as a significant milestone in shaping America’s pro-life policies.