Victory: House Republicans Vote to Protect Pregnancy Centers & Connect Pregnant College Students With Life-Affirming Resources

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2024
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills that support women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy:

  • The Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act ensures that pregnancy centers cannot be discriminated against from receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding.


  • The Pregnant Students’ Rights Act ensures colleges connect pregnant students with information about available resources to support their higher education journey while pregnant and parenting.

The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America celebrated in a statement:

“We thank all of the pro-life members in the House who stood up to the pro-abortion Biden administration, to fight on behalf of pregnancy centers nationwide and women on college campuses who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America. “The nearly 3,000 pregnancy centers nationwide stand ready to provide women with the critical material, educational and medical help they need to provide for themselves and their families. Women on college campuses deserve real choices, and not to feel burdened with choosing between continuing their education or raising their child. Life-affirming organizations like pregnancy centers stand in the gap to help those expecting moms have real options.

“Americans across the political spectrum overwhelmingly support the critical work of pregnancy centers. It is not hard to understand why, when the data shows in 2022 alone, centers across the country provided over $350 million in services like pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting education programs, diapers, formula and more – all at no cost. Most women facing an unplanned pregnancy would appreciate empowering support to raise their children, not to be pushed into abortions they don’t even want. We are grateful to our allies in Congress who fought for this today.”


The latest polling from Marist/the Knights of Columbus shows overwhelming support once again for pregnancy resource centers, with high levels of support from Democrats and Independents as well as Republicans.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.


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