One Simple Way Congress can support women and unborn children

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WASHINGTON — US Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) has commented on his bill in the Washington Examiner Unborn Child Support Act, which requires that child support payments begin when life begins: at conception. Although this idea is not new, there is now a greater responsibility to protect and support life in a post Roe v. calf Company.

“Pro-abortion activists often joke that pro-life supporters only care about the unborn child. This is fundamentally wrong. We believe that every single life is sacred. Therefore, we must emphasize compassion and support for young mothers, unborn children and families.” wrote Senator Cramer.

“While I believe that fatherhood is both a blessing and an obligation, and that fathers have a responsibility to the child they help father, I also recognize that child support is not the answer to every situation. Therefore, the Unborn Child Support Act protects mothers who do not want to claim financial compensation from the father by exempting them from a paternity test if doing so would endanger mother or child.” continued Senator Cramer.

“In this age of polarization, all Americans should stand up for the Unborn Child Support Act. It is an important step in ensuring mothers and children are well taken care of and fathers take responsibility for bringing life into the world.” concluded Senator Cramer.

One Simple Way Congress can support women and unborn children

By Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

Washington Examiner

16.9.2022

“The decision of the US Supreme Court, Roe v. Reversing Wade is one of the most consequential court decisions of my life. Countless lives will be saved by this decision and society is a much better place for it. As new souls are born, new ideas, dreams and goals come alive that illuminate and enliven our world.

“Pro-abortion activists often joke that pro-life supporters only care about the unborn child. This is fundamentally wrong. We believe that every single life is sacred. Therefore, we must emphasize compassion and support for young mothers, unborn children and families.

“To fulfill this mission, in July I introduced the Unborn Child Assistance Act to provide support to children long before birth. Maximum care must begin in the first moment of life: conception. My bill empowers mothers by giving them the ability to receive child support payments as early as the first month of pregnancy.

“While I believe that fatherhood is both a blessing and an obligation, and that fathers have a responsibility to the child they help father, I also recognize that child support is not the answer to every situation. Therefore, the Unborn Child Support Act protects mothers who do not want to claim financial compensation from the father by exempting them from a paternity test if doing so would endanger mother or child.

“However, if the mother changes her mind, the courts must issue a paternity test and award child support backdated to conception. The entitlement to child support, which requires confirmation of the father’s identity, remains unchanged. The well-being of mother and child always comes first.

“These ideas are not new — I introduced the same legislation during the last term of Congress.

“Public polls show that most Americans want to take advantage of this opportunity. According to the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, there is widespread, bipartisan support for child support payments beginning at conception. Almost half of respondents supported child support from conception (47%), including 53% of Democrats and 49% of those who self-identified as pro-choice.

“It seems that this is an issue on which both sides of the political aisle can agree. Take, for example, a tweet by liberal actor and activist Ken Olin that was published after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. “In states where abortion is illegal, the father should be financially hooked at the moment of conception,” he wrote. While I reject the notion that a father’s financial obligations should be limited only to certain states, Olin’s views reflect a basic consensus: mothers and their children should be supported by fathers.

“In this age of polarization, all Americans should stand up for the Unborn Child Support Act. It is an important step in ensuring mothers and children are well taken care of and fathers take responsibility for bringing life into the world.”

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