The Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill known as the “Pregnancy Resource Act” on Tuesday with an overwhelming 104-8 vote.
House Bill 1671, which was authored by Speaker Philip Gunn, is an expanded tax credit for families and those looking to adopt children in the Magnolia State following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in 2022.
The legislation would provide a $10 thousand tax credit for each child adopted through the Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services.
Individuals or married couples with children earning $50 thousand or less annually would also receive a tax credit to help with the cost of childcare.
Those who donate to qualifying foster care organizations, pregnancy resource centers, and other miscellaneous charities that provide assistance to women and children.
HB 1671 will now head to the State Senate.