2024 Whole Life Agenda - Federal

SIGNED INTO LAW

  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act  (signed into law in 2023): Amicus brief submitted by DFLA on regulations
    • requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to a worker's known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship.

PASSED HOUSE

  • H.R. 26 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (passed House on 1/1/2023 by a vote of 220-210)
    •  establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must provide in the case of a child born alive following an abortion.
  • H.R.6918 - Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act (passed House on 1/28/2024 by a vote of 214-208)
    • Prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from restricting funding for pregnancy centers.
    • DFLA submitted an Amicus Brief.
  • H.R.6914 - Pregnant Students’ Rights Act (passed House on 1/18/2024 by a vote of 212-207)
    • Requires higher education institutions to disseminate information on the rights of, and accommodations and resources for, pregnant students.
  • H.R.7024, the Child TaxExtend Child Tax Credit and Low-Income House Tax Credit Act (passed House on 1/31/2024 by a vote of 357-70.)
    • DFLA joined a coalition to promote the extension,
    • DFLA cosigned several letters with pro-life leaders to urge the extension.  

INTRODUCED IN SENATE

  • More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed Act 
    • Creates a Resources Directory for Moms, improves Access to Prenatal and Postnatal resources, and expands child support to pregnant mothers.

LEGISLATIVE GOALS

  • Make Birth Free - Senate bill expected to be introduced soon
  • Pregnancy Assistance Act  (fund the Pregnancy Assistance Fund enacted as part of the ACA)
  • Paid Family Leave
    • DFLA is part of a working group that advances bipartisan cooperation to advance paid leave bills.
  • Perinatal Hospice Grants 
    • DFLA drafted a bill and is working to find a bill sponsor.



Contact DFLA

Democrats For Life of America
The Pro-Life Voice of the Democratic Party
Phone: (703) 424-6663
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