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Republicans Introduce Bill to Provide Child Tax Credit for Unborn Babies

In a move that is sure to be controversial, Republicans in Congress have introduced a bill that would provide a child tax credit for unborn babies. The bill, called the Providing for Life Act, was introduced by Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA) and would expand the current child tax credit to include fetuses in the womb.

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Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, is leading a package of bills aimed at dramatically overhauling the U.S. family care system. Sen. Marco Rubio introduced its counterpart in the Senate. (Getty Images)

The bill would allow pregnant women to claim a child tax credit for their unborn child beginning at 20 weeks of pregnancy. The credit would be equal to the amount of the regular child tax credit, which is currently $2,000 per child.

The bill would also allow women to claim a child tax credit for their unborn child if the child dies before birth. In the case of a miscarriage, the woman would need to provide a certificate from a doctor stating that the miscarriage occurred. In the case of a stillbirth, the woman would need to provide a death certificate for the child.

The Providing for Life Act is the latest in a series of bills that Republicans have introduced in recent years that would restrict abortion rights. The bill is also likely to face legal challenges, as it could be seen as an attempt to give unborn children legal rights.

The bill has been met with mixed reactions from both Democrats and Republicans. Some Democrats have criticized the bill, arguing that it is an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Other Democrats have said that they are open to discussing the bill, but that they need more time to review it.

Some Republicans have also expressed reservations about the bill. Some have said that they believe it is unconstitutional, while others have said that they are concerned that it could be used to deny women access to abortion.

The Providing for Life Act is unlikely to pass the current Congress, as it does not have enough support from Democrats. However, it is a sign of the growing divide in the country over abortion rights.

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