By Matt Yonke | March 17, 2023
On March 17, the Charlotte Lozier Institute issued a new paper authored by its President Charles Donovan entitled “Expanding State and Federal Support for Decisions for Life“.
The paper tracks various pro-family policy initiatives being pursued at both the state and federal levels. The measures are tracked under seven headings:
- Mentorship, Care Coordination and Cross-Cutting Support
- Health and Well-Being
- Financial Assistance, Work, and Education
- Material and Legal Support
- Recovery and Mental Health
- Prenatal Diagnosis
- Care for Children
Under each heading are examples of current policies that could inspire other states, or suggestions for new policies that any state or the Federal government could take up and choose to implement. Suggestions range from cash benefits and paid maternal leave to free car seats for low-income families and help with education costs.
These are exactly the sort of policies envisioned by the drafters of the Joint Statement on Building a Post-Roe Future, but it’s of note that the Joint Statement itself intentionally does not advocate for particular policies. Rather, the Joint Statement has allowed people from a variety of political persuasions with a multitude of policy ideas to join together under the overarching principle of putting mothers, children, and families first in our governance.
We thank the Charlotte Lozier Institute for putting some specific policy ideas on the framework set by the Joint Statement, and we can’t wait to see these policies put in place.