April 21, 2022
TUPELO, Miss. — AFA Action congratulates Mississippi Speaker Philip Gunn for sponsoring and championing passage of the Pregnancy Resource Act (HB 1685). The Act was signed today by Governor Tate Reeves.
“All eyes are on Mississippi as we wait on the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the Dobbs case this summer,” said Walker Wildmon, CEO of AFA Action. “The Pregnancy Resource Act sends a clear message that Mississippi is providing practical assistance to women facing a challenging pregnancy. It also makes Mississippi a leader in passing innovative family policy.”
The Pregnancy Resource Act creates a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for Mississippi businesses that donate to Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs). The credit is set at 50 percent of the taxpayer’s state tax burden. The total program has an annual cap of $3.5 million. The Act creates a tax incentive that will help Mississippi PRCs increase the services they provide, including high-quality healthcare for pregnant women.
“The Mississippi Legislature is once again leading the way in passing pro-family policy, showing how the private, nonprofit sector is essential to solving the complex problems America faces today,” said Wildmon. “Instead of expanding welfare entitlements, the Legislature is taking a different approach to helping women and families. This approach emphasizes relationships over welfare dependency and the private sector over government. By using a tax credit to encourage charitable giving, Mississippi is leveraging the power of private giving to increase investments in healthcare services for moms and children. AFA Action is proud to have supported this legislation in Mississippi.”
AFA Action is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to advancing biblical, family values in society and government by educating and influencing public policy. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America by persuading individuals with the truth of the Gospel, challenging the lost to repent, promoting societal values that are consistent with Scripture, restraining evil and exposing the works of darkness, motivating people to take a stand on cultural and moral issues, and encouraging Christians to bear witness to the world the love of Jesus Christ. Find AFA Action Alerts here.