Cardinal Justin Rigali, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has come out in support of PWSA. Finally something positive that may help reduce the number of abortions in this country.
The bill provides the following:
- Among other provisions, the PWSA will ensure that pregnant women are not denied coverage by insurance companies; establish a toll-free number for resources during pregnancy and after birth; provide life-affirming pregnancy services and parenting education in maternity group homes and other centers; provide new mothers with free home visits by registered nurses; and codify the current regulation allowing states to provide State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) coverage to unborn children and their mothers. It will also encourage adoption by expanding adoption tax credit and adoption assistance programs.