States and localities like Massachusetts, California, Illinois, the District of Columbia, and Philadelphia, have punished faith-based adoption agencies (i.e.: denying contracts, funding, and the like because they operate by tenets of faith and they are no longer able to be a lifeline for women in need.
Women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy are scared, nervous, and overwhelmed. The government should not discriminate against the agencies that come alongside them because they are faith-based. Women both need and deserve the support of these agencies. One birth mother, Adrian, has noted that, “removing faith-based agencies [could] create unnecessary fears, anxiety and possible depression for birth mothers who already face a difficult decision.” She and other birth moms have a right to choose the agency that’s best for them.
The government should be trying to help these women, not exacerbating the hardships they are facing by removing their options for help.
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (H.R. 1881 / S. 811) introduced by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa) and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo), would ensure that faith-based agencies remain able to walk with women through the darkest times in their lives and are not forced to close their doors due to government discrimination.
Your Representatives and Senators need to hear from you! Please email them and urge them to cosponsor and support The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (H.R. 1881 / S. 811)!
Thank you for your vital work in defense of birth mothers who choose life and adoption.