April 26, 2023

Mississippi Gov Signs Group of Pro-Life Laws

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R)
Last week, Pro-Life Mississippi Gov Tate Reeves signed several pro-life laws designed to help support women and families seeking alternatives to abortion.

“Mississippi will always protect life. Our state will continue to be a beacon on the hill, a symbol of hope for the country, and a model for the nation,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “Mississippi will be relentless in its commitment to life. We will be relentless in our support of mothers and children. And we will be relentless in our efforts to advance the New Pro-life Agenda. The legislation I signed today is further proof that when it comes to protecting life, Mississippi isn’t just talking the talk – we’re walking the walk.”

The new laws help mothers and families in several ways:

House Bill 510 establishes a foster parents bill of rights. It is meant to provide transparency to foster parents about their rights and responsibilities.

House Bill 1670 expands the tax credit for pregnancy resource centers from $3.5 million to $10 million.

Senate Bill 2696 creates an income tax credit for qualified adoption expenses. The program offers $10,000 in tax credits for families who adopt children from Mississippi and $5,000 for families who adopt children from out of state.

House Bill 1318 increases the age that mothers can drop off their children in safe haven baby boxes.